I was invited by the Barrow Valley Artists in County Carlow to host a pastel workshop on Sunday (23rd Sept). I had a fantastic day working with a lovely group of very enthusiastic artists. I started with a chat about my pastel work, discussed the use of various materials and then followed with a short demonstration on how I approach pastel portraits. For the rest of the day the room was a rainbow of pastel dust as the Barrow Valley Artists painted ‘pastel mode’ with gusto.
I’m looking forward to going to their annual exhibition (not just pastels) on the 11th of October.