Pastel artist

I am an artist based near Exeter, in the South West of England, inspired by horses and people, and the dramatic landscape around me. I paint to capture a moment in time, and what it feels like to be there, breathing life and energy into my subjects. 
Come and take a look here at my original pastels and prints, and find out about my courses in the UK and Italy, my book and videos, or shop for pastel sets and more.

News and Exhibitions

I was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Artist and Illustrator’s ‘Artist of the Year’ 2019, and became an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists in 2018.  My work can be seen all year at Wildwood Arts Gallery in Devon.
My book, ‘Pastels for the Absolute Beginner’ published by Search Press is available now. Take a look here to find out more about it, and to buy a signed copy. I will also have a video that complements the book available on my website very soon indeed!
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, some of the exhibitions I usually take part in won’t be happening this year.

Delamore Arts, Devon, May 2020 will be an online exhibition, running from early April until the end of May.
Ones still in the diary at the moment are the
Dartmoor Artists Exhibition, Ashburton, July 2020
RHS Rosemoor, September 2020

Current online exhibition; Wildwood Arts, Horrabridge, Devon, new work at the Spring Exhibition can be seen from 27th March
At the moment I won’t be welcoming visitors to my studio but please get in touch if you are interested in any of my work on this website or if you would like to book a commissioned work. I can hold paintings until it is possible to deliver them.

Original pastels

Originals are for sale, click on the image for details of how to buy.

Commissions

Commission your own unique and personal piece of art, perhaps to mark a special occasion. I can work from good quality photographs along with information about the personality of my subject. A commissioned painting will be treasured for many years.

Courses and videos

Learn more about pastels in depth, and spend time developing your own art in lovely surroundings. We have one day Studio Courses and New Pastel School Courses in which I share my enthusiasm for this versatile medium with inspiring pastel artist Nel Whatmore. Also online tuition and videos to download. 

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Prints, cards & more

Limited Edition Prints, small signed prints, and greetings cards are all available to buy online. My book ‘Pastels for the Absolute Beginner’ will be published by Search Press early next year and available here.

Pastel sets

Our New Pastel School Unison pastel sets are now available to buy online.  We have chosen these unique ranges of Unison pastels with great care in response to demand from students over the years. Starter sets, Landscape, Animals, Portrait and Floral selections available.

Stay in touch

I’ll keep you posted about recent work
and upcoming classes and courses.