I had been delighted to have been asked to demonstrate & promote my very favourite pastels UNISON (what else!) I have been using these since I first discovered them in the Skipton Art Shop in approx 1988 ,my goodness showing my age now.
I have been using them ever since – nothing compares with these lovely, buttery pastels. I have been spreading their virtues too since I started demonstrating and teaching pastels to aspiring artist about 20 years ago!
Anyway, it was a great arty event with lots of artists demonstrating their work in their chosen mediums. Selected artists were delivering workshops to budding artists too in a variety of subjects and mediums – all very inspiring.
Lots of trade stands from leading art material suppliers with most stands featuring an artist demonstrating and some with a hands on experience to try out their materials . There was also an art exhibition in the main hall and a nice cafe serving coffee and cakes!
Lots of visitors were coming through the door and spending time to take a look at the various demos. I had decided to work on the head of a hare – one of my favourite subjects that always catches the eye. Spent lots of time chatting to artists and explaining the different techniques that I use with Unison pastels as well as tempting them with pastel sets fully stocked drawer cabinet of pastels ( sweeties to the eye) on the stand!
Thanks to Tim and his staff at Ilkley Art Shop for a great day.