Category Archives: Pastels

Final Day of Exhibition

Today is the final day of my current exhibition at Green Chair, an online art gallery.

Lower Sands Sunset by Paul Apps U.A.

Entitled The Land, The Sea and All-Covering Sky,’ the exhibition is showing 18 of my landscapes and seascapes.  The subjects include local Romney Marsh scenes, seascapes from Dymchurch and Greatstone alongside some of my paintings of Cornwall.

If you haven’t caught the exhibition yet please do visit Green Chair before out before it closes!

Alternatively, my paintings will by available to view for an extended period after today at ‘past exhibitions’ on the Green Chair Gallery website.

Botallack Mine by Paul Apps U.A.

It’s been a good show with lots of interest shown in my work.  I would like to thank all at Green Chair Gallery for all of their hard work and support.

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Demo Evening – Swan in pastel pencil

Last night I held another of my popular monthly demonstration sessions.  It was well attended and a really fun-filled evening.  The subject this time around was this beautiful swan created using pastel pencils.

Pastel pencils are a good medium through which to explore pastel work as they give you more control than conventional pastel sticks.  However, it had been a while since I had used pastel pencils so I had to give myself a little time to practice beforehand!

 I used Derwent pastel pencils and my 30-year-old Swann Stabilo pencils, a testament to how good a product they are!  The paper was pastel matt card from Clairefontaine.

Those attending the demo really enjoyed it, lots of questions were asked and the group loved the final finished work.  Hopefully, I may have inspired some people to give pastel pencils a try.

The next demonstration evening is on Thursday 8th June where the subject will be atmospheric Dungeness using charcoal.  It should be a fun (and messy!) evening so book now as spaces are limited.

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A Christmas Advent Offer

During December at the gallery I shall be offering a selected painting with a huge 40% discount each day of ADVENT.


Starting today the 1st of December a painting that I choose will be offered for sale in this way. I will post the days selection on this blog and on Facebook, so you can see the image I am offering and buy it at the sale price if you so desire.

Remember they are on offer for one day only, not repeated and the price will return to normal the next day.

email me if you wish to own the offered image. and state the exact image you are wishing to purchase.

I shall leave this offer open on today and tomorrow and will conclude at the end of December 2nd. Better still pop into the gallery and see what is on offer.

Last image will be Christmas eve…. Looking forward to the next image tomorrow


Normally £ 650.00  for 24 hours only £ 390.00

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March’s Demonstration Evening – Pastels – 17th

On the 17th March i hosted yet another demonstration evening at my gallery in Hythe, Kent. The evening was well attended and all had fun, infant it was a hoot from start to finish. All those who came expressed their enjoyment of the evening prior to leaving just after 9pm.

The next evening is on Thursday 14th April. when I shall be demonstration how I approach painting boats in Acrylics. So I hope some of you will want to join me. 6.30pm sharp until 9pm.

Only 10 places available so booking is essential.  Book Now

( Every Second Thursday evening throughout the year )

Incoming Tide

The subject was a depiction of an incoming tide and i chose my favourite Lower Sands at Dymchurch. The light was great and as with every daily visit i make to that beach, changing constantly. The atmosphere here is remarkable even upon dull or stormy days. It is no wonder Turner and Paul Nash among others found it so inspiring.

I will forever feature the coastline here indeed the whole of the Romney Marshes as part of my work as an artist.

This pastel is made in Unsion Pastels upon Uart Paper. It is now being released for sale. I feel that it has to be sold framed for the safety of the work.

£375. Framed including UK shipping measures 27cm x 35cm.   BUY NOW

Incoming Tide


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