Rebecca De Mendonca - Pastel Artist


I am a pastel artist based near Exeter, in the South West of England, inspired by horses, people, and the dramatic landscapes 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.
Awards news 2023!
At the Pastel Society Exhibition 2023 at the Mall Galleries, my painting ‘Through the Haze’ was awarded the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award AND the Visitors Choice Award.
I was also delighted to receive the Visitors Choice Award (and a cup!) at the 2023 Exmouth Art Group Exhibition.
My pastels were also awarded the ‘Best Works by an Associate Member’ at the Society of Equestrian Artists ‘Horse in Art Exhibition 2022’

I am delighted to be starting soon as an Artist Mentor with Mastrius, you can find out more here.

Come and take a look here at my original pastels and prints, and find out about my soft pastel courses in the UK and Italy, my book and videos, or shop for pastel sets and more.

News and Exhibitions

You can buy prints, pastels, courses and my book directly from this website, and contact me to buy my original work.

I now teach pastel classes online as well as in-person classes, click on the ‘courses’ tab for the latest info.
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. 

Exhibitions in the diary…

Wildwood Arts Gallery in Devon represent me and have a collection of my work in their current show.
Vandlys Galleri in Exeter have some of my work, and will be having some new pieces very soon.

Please get in touch if you are interested in any of my work on this website.
I send paintings, books and pastels Worldwide as well as in the UK.
Enjoy taking a look…. 

Original pastels

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


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. There are now many ways to learn online as well, from the comfort of your home…

Prints, cards & more

Limited Edition Prints, small signed prints, and greetings cards are all available to buy online. You can also buy a signed copy of my book ‘Pastels for the Absolute Beginner’ 

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.