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.
I am delighted that my painting Sunshine and Steam has won the Yoshimoto Prize at the Pastel Society 2024 Annual Exhibition.
The exhibition runs until 10th Feb 2024 (closed on 6th Feb). 
At the Pastel Society Exhibition 2023, 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 working as an Artist Mentor with Mastrius, you can find out more here.

Come and take a look here at my original pastels and prints, my book, or shop for pastel sets and more.
You can find out zoom workshops and demos and in-person courses.

News and Exhibitions

Please contact me by email to buy my original work on this website.

Exhibitions in the diary…
The View Gallery, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire ‘Equine’ Exhibition finishes 18th May
Wildwood Arts Gallery in Devon
represent me and have a collection of my work in their current show.
Vandlys Galleri, Exeter Quay, in Devon represent me, and have work currently

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.