Dear members,

our Annual General Meeting is coming up. It will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 6pm GMT/7pm CET in an online meeting room. For details, go to the forum and read the new thread 'PGE Annual General Meeting 2019'.

Update 24/03/19: I have added the meeting ID in the forum thread.

Dorothea Schulz

PGE chair

Daggi Wallace PSA, our guest judge for the February Get Dusty Competition wrote: ´Thank you so much for the honor of judging your show. It was very difficult to narrow it down to just the few awards allowed! Great job, everybody!‘

The winner is Michele Ashby with "A Labour of Love." Congratulations! Michele wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

a labour of love 20190207 1710381403

In second place is Karen Israel with "Roaming Charge", in third place is Lynn Howarth with "Waiting at the Modern 2".

roaming charge 20190126 1345360782 waiting at the modern 2 20190223 1399902688

We want a landscape - including coastal, but no pure seascape and no cityscape  - which includes a human artifact; that could be a building like a church, a bridge, a ruin, a lighthouse, but also a man-made object like a car, a tractor, a garden chair etc. The landscape MUST dominate in your painting and the object must stay an element of your composition, and not be the main feature.

 

 

Award-winning artist Mark Ivan Cole has lived in mountainous areas in three of Earth’s four quadrants. He enjoys painting plein air and studio pieces alike. Fluent in several media, Cole has a large catalog of works in pastel, acrylic, ink, graphite and colored pencil. He is currently focusing on representational landscapes from his explorations, and scenes from his imagination. Cole is also an accomplished musician and a published novelist and poet.

'I am an avid explorer of the outdoors, and that experience informs and influences my creative work. I want my paintings to convey the emotions I feel in a specific place, breathing the air and taking in the surroundings. My work also explores my “Inner Visions,” scenes created within my imagination. These, too, are based on observations and my responses to both natural and man-made environments. I hope that my love of the natural world inspires others to cherish this planet on which we live.'

Can members who have still not paid their annual subscriptions please pay them as soon as possible? They were actually due to be paid by 31st January 2019! Failure to pay will mean you can no longer enjoy the advantages of membership of the PGE! Please check your spam email folder just in case your reminder email has gone to the wrong inbox! See here the banking details on Join PGE. Thank you!