January 31

Val Brooks – Pastel Demonstration


Val Brooks – Pastel Demonstration

By Jane Holtfreter

January 31, 2021

We are looking forward to an exciting demo from Val Brookes at our WASA General Meeting on Thursday 11th February 2021

Val is a member of the West Australian Society of Arts and past President of the Pastel Society of Western Australia.

She has an art teaching background and continues to run workshops from home, she finds it inspiring to encourage others to explore the joy of creativity.

Much of her subject matter is drawn from travels around Western Australia and she is particularly inspired by our amazing coastline.

Pastels is her preferred medium, being vibrant and immediate and her work focuses on strong contrast between light and shadow.

Val has been painting with pastels for many years and has been highly awarded for her work.

2019 Highly Commended Pastel - Dalwallinu Art Award

2019 First Prize Pastels - Dalwallinu Art Award

2019 First prize 9“ x 5” Pastel Society of Western Australia Annual Exhibition

2017 Highly Commended Pastels - Dalwallinu Art Award

2016 Highly Commended Pastel - West Australian Society of Arts Annual Exhibition

2015 Overall best in Show  - Dalwallinu Art Award

2015 First prize Pastels  - Dalwallinu Art Award

2015 Best Pastel /Drawing West Australian Society of Arts Annual Exhibition

F:  https://www.facebook.com/tim.brooks.7547

I:   https://www.instagram.com/valbrooks_artist/

Jane Holtfreter

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