Monday, 23 June 2014

12th 'World of Coloured Pencil' Exhibition at Keswick

Venue: The Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick, CA12 5NG

Saturday 27th September - Saturday 8th November 2014

Free entry open to all UKCPS members only, 24 pictures chosen by ballot. Pure coloured pencil or mixed media with coloured pencil as the main medium.

Closing date for entries 17th August 2014.

Full details here

UKCPS Dales Group Exhibition

The UKCPS Dales Group Debut Exhibition



The Blue Light Gallery
Little Market Place,
Masham, North Yorshire,

The gallery is open Monday to Saturday
from 10:00am - 15:00pm

Lesley Sharman UKCPS; Amy Horton UKCPS; Tony Brown; Maureen Oates; Niki Firmin

Monday, 16 June 2014

Pencil Art Society

Congratulations to Tiffany Budd and Alan Woollet who have been accepted into the inaugural Open Juried Exhibition at the Pencil Art Society!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Peoples' Choice Award at Patchings

    There is still time to vote on line for the People's Choice Award for the Patchings Exhibition. Entries were made to either The Leisure Painter category, for beginners and amateurs, and The Artist category, for experienced amateur and professional artists. Seventy selected works from each category were chosen to be exhibited in two separate galleries at Patchings Art Centre, which are open until 20th July. In addition, 50 highly commended works in each category are featured in the on line exhibition. 

               When voting, there are four categories: The Artist, which is for pictures that were selected and hung at the exhibition, and the Artist Highly Commended (on line only); and Leisure Painter and Leisure Painter Highly Commended. You are only allowed one vote for the TA/TAHC category and one vote for the LP/LPHC category. 

UKCPS members in The Artist Highly Commended Gallery are:
Lesley Sharman (Blue Door);
Peter Nelson (After a Long Hot Day);
Sue Clinker (Tamil Nadu Man);
Irina Garmashova-Cawton (Puma)
and Suzy Herbert (Tomatoes).

UKPCS members in The Leisure Painter category are:
Abigail Jones (Autumn);
Alison Perkins (Sweet Dream);
and Lesley Woodhouse (Summer Medley)

Marina Balint (Romanian Easter Eggs) is in the Leisure Painter Highly Commended category.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Anglian Wolf Society

Art & Photography Workshop at the Anglian Wolf Society

on Sunday 13th July 2014

with Wildlife Artist Victoria Parsons

and Photographer Jim Gintner

         As well as tuition in coloured pencil techniques to produce  fur effects and  realistic eyes, photograph tuition will also be given by our photographer Jim Gintner.

          This is a unique day allowing you personal contact with our wolves.

           The cost of the day is £85.00 this also includes all tuition, a picnic lunch and refreshments throughout the day plus a day with the wolves.

All proceeds to Wolf conservation.

For further info please email

Many thanks

Friday, 6 June 2014

UKCPS Members' Success at Patchings!

Congratulations to Abi Jones' whose drawing 'Autumn' has won the Derwent Pencil award at Patchings art festival.

Congratulations to Julie Maguire who also won a prize.


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