Pictures in pastels

Above: Rayma Reany, Lee Calley and Karen Petrovski belong to the WA Pastel Society. Left: the still life door prize. Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d426385
Above: Rayma Reany, Lee Calley and Karen Petrovski belong to the WA Pastel Society. Left: the still life door prize. Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d426385

Displaying 130 paintings, the upcoming exhibition is a chance for the society’s 88 members to share their art with the community.

Society vice president Rayma Reany said the group met each Monday evening in Duncraig where members would paint and share ideas and techniques.

‘I have been a member for 10 years and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the chance to grow as an artist,’ she said.

‘I love the tactile application and spontaneity achieved with pastel, along with the unlimited choice of colour and texture range.

‘Lee our secretary and Karen joined the pastel society several years ago and it’s great to see how much they have both embraced pastels to become very competent artists.’

Ms Reany said visitors would have a chance to take home a door prize, a still life piece (above) donated by artist Clive Jarman.

‘Six artists will also be demonstrating painting with pastels over the weekend,’ she said.

The event runs from October 11 to 12, from 9am-5pm at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club, opening on October 10 at 7pm.Elizabeth Fabri