We are happy to announce that we have a new editor for the Scribbler newsletter. Thank you, Roger Holmes for taking over from Susan Corcoran who did a great job during the last four years, and for creating such a colourful issue. Welcome on board!

We have decided to make this issue accessible to all, not only to our members. Just click on the photo of the Scribbler front page to read it and discover more about our judges and Get Dusty winners, and read an article by Dolores Saul about a portrait workshop with well-known pastellist Daggi Wallace.


Scribbler Spring 2020

Loes Botman, our judge for the April Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Yael Maimon with "Cat Grooming 7" Congratulations! She receives a gift voucher.  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Alena Rachinger with "Black Swan" , in third place is Jan Hargood with "A Star".

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Loes Botman (*1968 Nijmegen/Netherlands)

'The desire to draw has always been there; as a child with pencil and paper, at the art academy as a young adult with all possible drawing and painting materials. And now as an artist exclusively with soft pastel. I have become a pastel freak. I write articles for English, German and Dutch magazines about painting with pastel; I also make videos. I draw for childrens’ books, but have also published two art books. I exhibit at home and abroad in more than 200 exhibitions and regularly give workshops and lectures. Colours and lines control my life in an extremely pleasant way. And I hope to share some of my enthusiasm with other people, so that the world becomes a little more beautiful every day.'




The category for this month's Get Dusty competition is Still life/Florals, the challenge is 'Spring flowers'. Your entries may show either spring flowers en plein air or arranged in a still life; closeups of single blossoms are also allowed. Please do not enter landscape paintings with flowers in them; the flowers must be your main subject. You may enter two paintings. The deadline is May 25th.