Monday, 30 May 2011

Maria Villoti - new blog listing- AMENDED

Welcome to new UKCPS member, Maria Villoti, from Greece. She has a blogspot, a link to which you will find in the members blogs section (righthand column - scroll down).
In my original post I intimated that Maria's blog page (written in Greek) needed translation into English.
My sincerest apologies to Maria - I hadn't noticed the translation gadget on the page which enables translation into many different languages. Maria has some lovely work on display - the site is well worth the visit!


Members exhibition

UKCPS stalwarts, Bev Lewis and Pauline Longley, are holding a joint exhibtion of their works in the Cafe Gallery at Bowdens Farm Smokery, Hambridge, Somerset, TA10 0PB (tele: 01448 250875).
The exhibition is on now, and it runs until Sunday 26th June.
(ED: a visit to the Bowdens Farm website is guaranteed to make your mouth water!)

Derwent iPhone App

Derwent are once again in the news with the release of their iPhone App. The App gives you easy access to the key features for each range of Derwent pencils, including full colour charts with lightfast ratings. There are also hints/tips video clips for each range.
The App can also tell you where your nearest stockist is located based on your own location, including telephone No. and travel directions, and also features a 'gallery' section into which you can download photos of your own work.
The Derwent iPhone App is available from the iPhone App Store, or via the Derwent website:

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Alan Jones - Derwent Logo Winner

Derwent Pencils are delighted to announce the winner of their recent 'Decorate Derwent' competition. Entrants were invited to embellish the Derwent logo in any way they wanted, and to let their imaginations run wild.

We are pleased to announce that the winning design came from UKCPS member, Alan Jones.

The design, shown on the right, will be used by Derwent as their profile picture on Facebook and Twitter, and will feature in magazine advertisements.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Lesley Sharman - Ripon Workhouse Museum

UKCPS member, Lesley Sharman, will be taking part in HeArts Heritage Arts Festival at the Ripon Workhouse Museum in North Yorkshire, on 31st May & 1st June, between 10am and 4pm.
Many traditional arts and crafts are being demonstrated including blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, and coracle making.
Lesley will be showing some CP artwork as well as demonstrating, and she has designed simple Victorian-style samplers which visitors can produce using coloured pencil on paper.
The festival runs from 30th May to 1st June, normal museum admission charges apply, with free activities for children.
For further details visit: or

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pauline Longley - demo

UKCPS Signature member, Pauline Longley, will be demonstrating at the 'Meeting House Art Centre', in Ilminster, on 14 May 2011, between 10 am and 1 pm. Any blog readers (UKCPS members, or not) who are in the vicinity on the day will be welcomed to call in and have a chat!


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