Tuesday, 29 October 2013

CP Wildlife Drawing Course in Rugby

This has come in from UKCPS artist, Victoria Parsons.  
Many members will know of Victoria 's work as a volunteer in a wolf sanctuary, - and will have appreciated her wonderful pictures of wolves!

I have a 6 week Wildlife course beginning next Tuesday evening (5th November).
Its short notice I know but I have only just had the ok for the use of the hall.
The course cost is £70 and is in Rugby. contact email is victoriaparsons51@hotmail.com. or vickimoonwolf@gmail.com or phone is 07708925526

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Judith Selcuk - Paint magzine

 Judith Selcuk sends news of an entry in the SAA magazine 'Paint' :-

I thought you may like to know that whilst flicking through my quarterly SAA magazine 'Paint' I noticed a painting that I recognised on the Gallery page entitled 'Bitter Sweet'.
On closer inspection it was no wonder I recognised it.... It was only my own CP painting that exhibited at Patchings entitled 'Escapism'
It was the only CP painting in the gallery and held its own amongst the other mediums.

Judith Selcuk

Saturday, 19 October 2013

West Yorks Local Group

Our man Michael Maguire, Editor of the UKCPS Newsletter, made a visit with his wife to the recent Exhibition run by the West Yorkshire local group based in Baildon: -

Many congratulations to the West Yorkshire Group on their first ever local exhibition which ran between 23 September and 5 October 2013 at Baildon Library .
My wife and I were highly delighted to see a fine collection and good standard of CP work.  We were especially pleased to quite literally bump into Norma Hall and her husband whilst we were taking notes and I was snapping merrily away! My apologies if I confused Norma about why we were there. I did give her the opportunity to be included in a photograph of her lovely rendering "Our Daily Visitor", but I gather she was a little overwhelmed by what she thought was a local news reporter for the Telegraph & Argus. I'm quite thrilled to have been mistaken for the paparazzi!
A female German tourist was also taking an interest in the exhibition and she asked about the type of pencils and supports. She thought many of them were watercolour so I explained there may have been water soluble images among them. Baildon Librarian, Deborah confirmed that there had been quite a steady flow of visitors milling around the display.
All in all, it was a brilliant first show for this local group and we look forward to seeing the next one. Well done!
Michael Maguire
Associate & Editor of UKCPS the Newsletter

Friday, 11 October 2013

Lesley Sharman in Artists & Illustrators

Congratulations to UKCPS Silver Signature Member, Lesley Sharman, who, with her award winning picture 'Blue Door', is featured in the December edition of Artists & Illustrators Magazine:

I've just been interviewed for A&I magazine following my win with Blue Door at the Patchings exhibition. I got a plug in for the UKCPS, so hopefully we'll get some free publicity from it.

It should hit the newsagents early November, so keep an eye out!

Lesley S.

'Blue Door'

UKCPS - Notice of AGM

UK Coloured Pencil Society AGM


NOTICE is hereby given that the UKCPS Annual General Meeting will be held on:
Sunday 24th November 2013 at 11am at the MAC Centre, Birmingham, B12 9QH. For map and directions - click here.Your committee hopes that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.You can see the AGM documents by logging in at the members section at the UKCPS website or going direct by clicking on the links below:
Please send any queries or items for the agenda to our Secretary, Will Johnson, at secretary@ukcps.co.uk. 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Lin Goodwin - Painters Online

It's always nice to get good news about members achievements.

This from Lin Goodwin:

I know you like to let people know when CP has been given some notice.
Well last month I decided to upload some of my work to the Painters Online gallery for 'The Artist' magazine.
Each month they pick a selection as 'pictures of the month'. I don't know if these go into either of their magazines, but they are anchored to the front page of the gallery on their website. They also archive them each month.
TWO of my paintings have been selected. One is Oil Pastel (another minority medium) But the portrait of Miss Patty's enigmatic smile is done in  Pure Coloured pencils.
I'm happy to fly the flag for Coloured Pencils.
This is actually an older piece, but it was one of the one's in my exhibition last year

Friday, 4 October 2013

Caran D'Ache 'museum aquarelle' competition

I was very pleased to learn that three of our members (Beverley Courtney, Suzi Herbert, and Tiffany Budd) had managed to get into the final 15 of the competition organised by Caran D'Ache  to launch their new 'Museum' range of watercolour pencils.

So even more congratulations to Tiffany who has been chosen for the final three :-

Says Tiffany -

I'm totally thrilled to say I'm in the final 3!!!!
I've been invited to go to the Mall Galleries in the 22nd Oct for a cocktail reception and award ceremony.
Very very chuffed.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Exhibition pictures -reminder

The UKCPS Open Exhibition 2013 at Patchings Art Centre ends on 6th October.

Those fortunate enough to get an entry into the exhibition are reminded that the pictures have to be collected on 8th, 9th, or 10th

Members of the Exec will be on site from early morning on Wednesday 9th to assist in packaging those to be collected by courier, etc.


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