Colourful Chronicles

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

Pastel Portrait of William Bradford – Pilgrim Father

About 18 months ago I was approached by the Friends of St Helena Church in Austerfield, Doncaster to produce a portrait of William Bradford (Pilgrim Father). This was to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to Plymouth in the USA.

10 of My Favourite Unison Colour Pastels

I know what you are all thinking – how can you choose just 10! It was a challenge, but here I have chosen 10(ish!) of my favourite Unison Colour pastels with a brief guide on how I use them.

Interview: Toni Frostick

The third of three interviews with Pastel Society Winners. This time it’s Toni Frostick, winner of the Young Artist Award category.

Seascapes of the Soul - Unleashed, by Alison Berrett

Interview: Alison Berrett

The second of three interviews with Pastel Society Winners. This time it’s Alison Berrett, winner of the Non-Member Award category.

Interview: Jill Jeffrey

We have three interviews with Unison Colour sponsored Pastel Society Award winners. First up is Jill Jeffrey, winner of the Member Award category.

Cath Inglis SAA Workshop

Cath Inglis will be doing an SAA Teaching Art workshop on Thursday 27th February at 10.30am, and it will be live streamed to SAA members.

A Lighter Shade of Pale

Coming from years living on both coasts of Scotland you would think painting the sea would come as easy as breathing; nothing is further from the truth.

Sunset and sandy beach artwork by Jennifer Thorpe.

How I fell in love with Unison Soft Pastels

Up until four years ago I hadn’t picked up a paint brush or pencil since school. As a child I would draw and colour all the time and was in awe of nature.

It's a gas, by Nigel Smith

Chunky, and a bit crumbly

Nigel Smith’s story begins as a child, but it’s not until his 40s, when spurred on by family members at a time dealing with grief and mental health problems, that he puts his art in to action.


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