Colourful Chronicles

Delve into our vast collection of guest blogs, and read about the intriguing methods that artists apply, while using Unison Colour pastels.

A glowing sky in Iceland, shortly after sunset.

Iceland Fire & Ice, with Unison Pastels.

Iceland is a unique landscape with active volcanoes and icebergs gives its nickname “the land of fire and ice”. There are lots of inspiration for creative people, everywhere you look there is a scene waiting to be painted.

The Power of Colour

Few things in life are more innate than colour – from birth to death, colour is a tremendous driving force in mankind. As a person with dyslexic traits, I value colours even more I guess then, say, mathematically biased brains.

Landscape pastel painting.

My Unison Colour Journey

Like all good adventures it started as a dare. I had just started working in the art shop and I discovered the display of Unison pastels. They’re by the till in an antique wooden unit of thin drawers with a glass display on top.

Pastel painting of a gaggle of geese, backlight provided by the sun.

Bringing Colour to Life

The enriching, nearly endless range of colour that pastels offer us is one of my favourite things about the medium. How lucky we are, to have all the world’s palette at — and, after a good day at the easel, all over — our fingertips!

Stylistic pastel painting of a country lane.

Reimagine

For the past three months I have been immersed in an exciting project – to reimagine objects and subjects from Richmond Borough Art Collection culminating in a group exhibition at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.

Pastel painting of large wall of shelves, squared off, and filled bottles of whisky.

Using Pastels

Art is a very personal journey, and pastels mirror this intimacy. However, in this article, I’ll try to explore how I view and use pastels in an attempt to help and inspire others about this medium.

Lyn at her easel, on a rugged coastline.

Lyn Asselta becomes an Associate Artist

We welcome Lyn Asselta to our Associate Artist programme. We believe that Lyn will be an asset to Unison Colour & we look forward to working with her.

The Pastel Society Exhibition

On Monday 4th February 2019, we began our long journey down to London for the Pastel Society Exhibition. We had to make sure the precious cargo of Unison Colour pastel prizes were safe as we meandered our way across London on the tube. Those sets are heavy!

Welcome Brent Emerson

Brent is based in New South Wales, Australia & specialises in Gamilaraay art. If you do not know what Gamilaraay means; they are Indigenous people of Australia whose land extends from New South Wales & Southern Queensland.

Where is Unison Colour?

Nestled in the Tarset Valley near Greenhaugh. Greenhaugh is a small village that lies to the north-west of Bellingham. Greenhaugh itself is first recorded in

Stormed damaged Unison Pastels, actually holding up quite nicely!

Pastels Survive 2012 Superstorm Sandy

‘I just opened a box of your pastels that was immersed in sea water and roughed up by Hurricane Sandy. I’d given them up as lost but finally opened the box.’

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