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07-26-2003, 08:43 AM
For those of you who wanted the info :-

Saturday 26th July.

Managed to get to the Artist & Illustrators Exhibition in London yesterday. Went with six artist friendsand had a GREAT, but tiring day there, and eventually got home at midnight. I think there were maybe a few less stands selling art materials as there have been other years, but nevertheless there was still lots to see and certainly plenty of things to purchase !! Spent a fortune on my Art Spectrum pastel paper which was being sold a lot cheaper than what I purchase it for in my home town ….. bought so much the salesman suggested I buy the whole stand of it and he would send it to me post free !! (nice of him). That would have been great if I had wanted to purchase all the colours they had … .. but I only wanted certain colours. Also bought a few pastels (can’t resist them when they are all there in every colour …… like picking out sweets in a sweet shop …. spoilt for choice !!!!).

Some websites for materials that may be of use to some of you !





Saw lots of UK artists doing demos with various mediums (which were going on all day). Also saw a pastel demo by Jenny Keal (who I had never heard of or seen before now and she is also David Bellamy’s wife). She did a lovely little demo of Hound Tor, Dartmoor, Devon. ( my area).
Check out her and her husbands website (I do love his watercolours I must admit!).


Ended the day off by having a meal in the Italian restaurant next door !!

For anyone who has never been to this its certainly worth visiting. This is my 4th year of going and I will certainly be going again next year.

Hope some of you didn' find this tooooooo boring ... LOL !!


PS. Hoping to do a WIP in this forum soon...... just have to recover from yesterday first !!! LOL !!!


Never frown even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.


07-26-2003, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the info marcia jane! Wish I could have been there...
I visited one several years ago in Birmingham and attended a demo by our esteemed Jackie Simmonds. And she got me hooked on pastels! :)