Saturday 3rd April 2021, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Seascape in Soft Pastel workshop
Soft Pastel is an underrated medium but one which is undergoing a renaissance and growing rapidly in popularity.
Gareth specialises in Seascapes and he will demonstrate the suitability of the medium in creating a finished pastel painting.
His style is very relaxed, yet richly informative with the emphasis on fun, learning and creativity.
Gareth will also guide you in the creation of your own pastel painting from reference that he will provide, but you may bring your own if you prefer.
The workshop will be suitable for complete novices through to experienced pastellists.
You will need to bring your own materials, a full list will be provided prior to the event.
Gareth Jones returned to live in his native North Wales in 2019.
He trained at Flintshire and Loughborough Colleges of Art before embarking on a successful career in graphic design and illustration, only entering the world of fine art as recently as 2010.
The sea, coast and countryside provide his main inspiration and he is renowned for his paintings of the sea, and waves in particular.
Working almost exclusively in soft pastel, he has become a champion for this remarkable medium.
He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries, London.
He won the prestigious North Wales Open Art Competition at his first attempt in 2019.
In June 2020 he became an Associate Artist for Unison Pastels, the world renowned UK manufacturer of soft pastels.
Gareth’s reputation is now widely recognised, his work featuring in galleries across England and Wales, together with many private collections, both here and overseas.