Ilkley Art Show 2018

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.

Cath Inglis at Ilkley Art Show.

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.

#thepastel8 Visit to Thorneyburn

A fabulous day was spent at Thorneyburn last Friday in the company of Fiona Carvell, Michelle Lucking, Nina Squire, Cathy Pierce, Lynn Howarth, Meral Altilar, Lucy Brangwin and Rebecca de Mendonça.

Associate Artist Intake for 2022

It seems a while ago since we asked for applications from artists to become an Associate Artists & wow the applications came in thick & fast. So much so it took our Unison Helen a good while to get through them all.

Associate Artist Recruitment

Are you a pastel artist? Do you use Unison Colour pastels? Would you like to be part of our Associate Artist family?

A predominantly grey pastel painting.

The Power of Greys

Greys are a vast and complex family of colours that seasoned artists spend a life-time of pursuit in order to achieve and harness their incredible potential.

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.

If you enjoyed reading this…

Please consider subscribing to our mailing list to receive updates about our Associate Artists, and any other Unison Colour news, and exclusive offers.

Use the buttons below to help spread the word.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Blog Posts

Customer Enquiries

Got a question?

Please don’t hesitate to send us any questions, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
If you’d rather send us an email, please get in touch at:

Or give us a call on +44 (0)1434 240203 and choose option 1, for Liz.

Trade Enquiries

For trade enquiries, please contact us as below:

UK or call Liz on +44 (0)1434 240203 Option 1

China and Russia
North America
ROW (Exc. China and Russia)