2019 World of Colour Pencil Exhibition at the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, UK
UKCPS 2019 World of Colour Pencil Exhibition
My Drawing ‘Lazy Days’ was selected for the 2019 World of Colour Pencil Exhibition run by the UK Colour Pencil Society at the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, UK. I travelled up for the private viewing where I had the opportunity to meet many other colour pencil artists in the society and see some amazing work. The Derwent brand means a lot to me because it was the first set of colour pencils I bought for myself to get back into art after so much engineering. I learnt a lot of techniques and adapted to the texture and colour pallet of their Derwent Drawing Pencils range and drew my very first commissions with them. It was very exciting to see the Museum and even more exciting to see my own artwork hanging on their wall.
As an artist it can be a very solitary job, so it was so wonderful to meet other artists using the same medium and understanding your point of view when it comes to working with colour pencils. It was also lovely to see other artworks and share techniques and tips with other artists. There were so many beautiful creations hanging in the museum and each one was so different in style, subject and technique. UKCPS also provided use with little snacks and drinks which was much appreciated. This was my first ever exhibition, so I didn’t really know what to expect but everyone was so warm and wonderful. It was fun putting faces to names I had been chatting to on the groups and Facebook pages.
Also displayed in the Museum was the world’s largest pencil!! I don’t think this will run out any time soon. I would definitely recommend visiting the museum if you love pencils and pencil artwork.
During the exhibition I also had the opportunity to meet one of my artist inspirations Lisa Ann Watkins of Animal Art by Law. She is such a wonderful person and creates such beautiful artworks. I had been following her on Instagram and Facebook back when I first launched my own pet portrait business, so it was very surreal to meet the woman I idolised.
This exhibition is now open to the public until 1st November so if you are around the area, I would love to see a picture of you with my drawing.
This is the address where the exhibition is being held:
Derwent Pencil Museum,
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Sema Martin and I am a realism pet portrait artist based in Wales, UK. I specialise in colour pencil as a medium and have created many pet portraits for customers all over the world, drawing from their reference photo sent to me by email. The high-quality brand of colour pencils used is a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos and Caran D'ache Luminance on extra smooth Bristol Board paper.