Pastel Society of WA annual exhibition returns to Sorrento

Julie Silvester with the painting to be given as a door prize at the exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey  d485328
Julie Silvester with the painting to be given as a door prize at the exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey d485328

VISITORS to an art exhibition overlooking the ocean could pick up a painting Where the waves break this month.

Julie Silvester donated the artwork as the door prize for the Pastel Society of WA’s annual art awards exhibition and sale in Sorrento on August 17 to 19.

The Innaloo artist has been painting and has exhibited her work for about 25 years and joined the pastel group 18 years ago.

Silvester said she mainly painted the WA coastline and the Wheatbelt area, using soft pastels.

“I’m hooked with those because they are a dry medium; you can keep painting without waiting for them to dry,” she said.

The free exhibition at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club will be open from 9am to 5pm on August 18 and 19.

The opening night is Friday, August 17 from 7pm to 9pm.

Several artists will do demonstrations through the weekend.

The Pastel Society of WA has more than 100 members, who meet every Monday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Mildenhall in Duncraig and on Tuesday afternoons at Atwell Gallery.