Telephone 01608 650727

Clive Eastland

Pastels artist

What I paint/ create

I have been a professional artist for the past 17 years. I enjoy painting a wide range of subjects from landscapes and seascapes to still lifes. Having started out painting in watercolour I now primarily work in pastel, enjoying the purest form of painting material there is.

Why I paint/ create

Inspired by nature and using the virtually pure pigment of pastel, I love to capture the elusive qualities of light and shade, enjoying the transformation that occurs when something I see in reality or imagination comes to life in a painting.

How I paint/ create

I work on a tinted textured surface, the colour of which I select depending on the particular subject I am painting. I use a variety of pastels but I favour Unison soft pastels, which are hand-rolled in Northumberland.

By applying pastel to my hand and pressing this onto the support in thin layers, the image starts to take shape. I then apply the pastel, either with my fingers or directly, taking care not to overwork the painting and to achieve a fresh and vibrant image.

Still life with onions

“Still life with onions”

Address The Old Saddlery, 3A Oxford Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0LA

Telephone number 01608 650727

Opening Times The Gallery is open to customers and browsers every day
between 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
and from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sundays.