Born & educated in the Netherlands, Michelle has always had a close, emotional affinity to water. She was inspired at an early age by the beauty of light reflections on the canal that ran alongside her house. Working closely with Michelle we created the 36 set.
Born & educated in the Netherlands, Michelle has always had a close, emotional affinity to water. She was inspired at an early age by the beauty of light reflections on the canal that ran alongside her house. This developed into a deep love of the ocean in her adult years.
‘I wanted to create a set that you could use in your studio at home, or take to the beach with you. I wanted to make sure that the set allowed as much versatility with the palette as possible: stormy days, azure skies, delicate mornings, or vibrant sunsets, in addition to allowing for all the different sand & pebble beaches. I’ve engineered it loosely so that the top line can be used for skies, the middle line for the sea, and the bottom line for the sand, although these can be all mixed around & interchanged. Of course with the added bonus that the box isn’t too big to take for plane air expeditions!’
Unison Colour Soft pastels allow for ease of use with a highly blendable texture. Our soft pastels have a smooth buttery texture and are water soluble. These intensely pigmented pastels have superior lightfastness. These are high quality artist pastels that are handmade in the UK using traditional pigments. They are presented in a professional blue box.
Emma is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and works as a portrait artist alongside illustration work and her series of wildlife and landscapes. Emma’s favourite subjects are animals and she enjoys painting pet portraits as well as series of British and Irish wildlife.
Lisa has worked with Unison Colour to hand-select many of the beautiful colours she uses in her portrait work. These colours are perfect as a starter portrait set or simply as an addition to your own pastel collection. From shadow colours to highlights, you'll find this set to be an excellent source of rich colour that will make your portraits come to life!