If you have some exciting news to share, simply send us an email from the contact page or tag us with #news in our CPCAU Facebook group.

Doing a Happy Dance for Lisa

It isn't every day that an artist can claim having their own range of art materials and we are so thrilled for Lisa whose range of carefully selected PanPastel colours will be available on the market very soon. Watch out for this set which will have Lisa's images on the cover and we will keep you posted once they are available.

What an Awesome Achievement Deb!

We are just delighted for Deb whose coloured pencil drawing 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' has won The David Shepherd Award at The Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition. The artworks at the event can be any medium and must have a wildlife theme. This is the second year in a row that she has won this award - kudos to Deb!

Drop Dead Gorgeous
On pastelmat
From her own reference

A Beautiful Book for Your Collection

julie podstolski

This stunning book is a retrospective of colored pencil artwork from our very own Master Member, Julie Podstolski and is a must have for any collector of beautiful collectible art books. Painter of mood and cities; travel with Julie through the streets of Paris, Kyoto and more in this gorgeous sojourn. 

To be sure you don't miss out on your copy of this book, you can pre-order fron Ann Kullberg's site here 

Congratulations Jesse

We are so thrilled for Jesse whose two stunning pieces "Insomnia" and "Resolve" are both Finalists in the ARC Salon! Such an awesome achievement!

Les is the winner of our April Themed Contest after receiving the most votes from our members for her beautiful piece Music Makers - well done Les!

Congratulations Les!

Stephen submitted his first ever entry into the Camden Art Prize and received a Commended for his stunning graphite drawing entitled 'Cuddles' - we are so thrilled for you Stephen!

Awesome Achievement Stephen Bullock!

We are so thrilled for Judy K Lines McFadden who has had one of her artworks selected for inclusion in the 3rd Annual Black & White Art Competition (May 2019) Online Juried Art Exhibition - jumping for joy for Judy!

Sharing in Judy's excitement!

We are so thrilled for Angela Matuschka whose beautiful piece 'In a New Light' was one of the winning entries in the UART Spring Competition - well done Angela! 

A Huge Congrats Angela

The Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition

The Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition is coming up and some of our members will be demonstrating and Exhibiting there. It will be held at the and you can find out more information on the TWASI website here

Look out for demonstrations by Lisa Ann Watkins,

and exhibitions by Vicky Manser, Deb Stanley and D Y Hide.

It is wonderful to see the coloured pencil medium so well represented at these events.

Way to go Ute!

We are thrilled for Ute, who's beautiful piece 'Whoa' won the 1st Highly Commended award at the Bendigo Rotary Easter Exhibition. This show is a big event, with 869 entries and 6 categories 'Best in Show', Best oil/acrylic, Best Watercolour, Best Small image, Best Drawing and 3 highly Commended Awards.

A big win for both Ute and for coloured pencils!

We are so excited for Lynn who entered an exhibition with just under 2000 entries from all mediums and came 2nd to the overall winner. Great to see coloured pencil shining amongst other artworks!

Congratulations Lynn

We are thrilled for David whose piece "Sentimental Journey" has been selected for inclusion in the Governors Derby Art show at the Capitol in Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Derby Festivals

Congratulations David

Lis Zadravec Solo Exhibition

We are thrilled to share the news of Lisa's Solo Exhibition and please do pop in and support her if you are in the area - it will be a fabulous showcase of her works.

Big Congrats to Vicky Manser and Julie Longdon

We are so happy for both Vicky and Julie who both won awards in this exhibition

Below you can see Vicky's stunning chimp ‘Contemplation! Completed in coloured pencil on Pastelmat with a Panpastel background (approx A3)from her own photo reference.  

We are very excited for Neha who is participating in World Art Dubai 2019 -the biggest art fair in India with over 30 countries participating. She has four of her colored pencils on display. 

Best of Luck Neha

Sharon Kow - one of our inspirational Master Members

These two videos feature our very own Master Member Sharon Kow as she talks about her own artistic journey and the growing interest of the coloured pencil medium in Malaysia

Congratulations Alan Woollett

A huge congratulations to our Master Artist Alan Woollett who has been announced as The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum  2019 Master Artist and who will be honored during the Museum’s 44th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition this fall. You can read all about it here are so thrilled for you Alan!

We were thrilled to see so many of our members nominated by their peers in the first Colored Pencil Magazine Colored Pencil Awards. A huge thank you to Sally Robertson and her team for making these awards possible. For more information about individual winners you can pop over to the Colored Pencil Magazine site here

Congratulations to those members nominated in the following categories:

Artist of the Year:

Cynthia Knox

Bonnie Snowdon

Karen Hull

YouTube Channel of the Year:

Animal Art by Law - Lisa Ann Watkins

Website of the Year:

Animal Art by LAW - Lisa Ann Watkins

Pencil Artist Friends - Karen Hull

Art Book of the Year:

Bird Art - Alan Woollett

Art Instructor of the Year:

Lisa Ann Watkins

Cynthia Knox

Karen Hull

A Big Congrats Lorri Dixon

Lorri has so many reasons to celebrate and we are thrilled for her! Not only was she our January Pencil Points winner but she was also a winner in the Colored Pencil Magazine Monthly Art Challenge as well as being featured in Ann Kullberg's Color Magazine Pencil Box

Kevin Rogers Solo Exhibition

We are very excited for member Kevin Rogers who is holding a solo exhibition at the Maryborough Art Gallery in Qld. If you are in the area, it would be well worth a visit to see some of Kevin's stunning works in person.

Congratulations Sil Almeida

Sil's beautiful artwork 'Graceful' won one of the 3 'Best Art in Show' award at the exhibition - Nature's Palette, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne - she has three artworks on display and we are so thrilled for you Sil.

Congratulations Lisa

Lisa is on an incredible roll after being asked to be an official demonstrator and ambassador by both Slice Products and Faber Castell. And also had the endorsement of Clairefontaine with all these fabulous products. We are so happy for you Lisa!

Congratulations Debbi Hide

We are so thrilled for Debbi as her beautiful artwork won a Special Merit award in the - ALL WOMEN ARTISTS AWARD 2019 - Light, Space, Time Gallery. 

Lisa Ann Watkins

A huge congrats to Lisa whose gorgeous artwork of Sherlock won not only the people's vote, but also the jurors, in the Strathmore Riot of Colour competition - a well deserved achievement!

They have also published an interview that shedid with them on their website here 

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