Janine’s After the Rain pastel wins annual art prize

Artist Janine Baldwin
Artist Janine Baldwin

Scarborough artist Janine Baldwin has won an award at the Pastel Society UK annual exhibition, at the Mall Galleries in London.

Janine After the Rain was selected from more than 250 works to be awarded the prize of £1,000 from the Arts Club Charitable Trust.

She works from her studio in the town and is inspired by the local landscapes and seascapes.

“Many of my works are oil on canvas but drawing is also integral to my work and I often sketch directly from the landscape -

these preparatory sketches the form the basis of oil paintings back in the studio,” she said.

“The changing light and colours of the seasons are of particular interest.”

Janine graduated in 2001 and has exhibited extensively across the UK and also abroad, including with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Society of Women Artists, London. She has works in private collections in Europe, Africa and Mexico.

The Pastel Society encourages the use of pastel, charcoal, pencil and graphite. The annual show is open to members and non-members of the society, and founded in 1898, the first exhibition was held in the Royal Institute in Piccadilly - members and exhibitors included Degas and Rodin.