Cathy Pearce Painting my world

Associate Artist for Unison Colour

I am a landscape painter with a specific interest in pastel, although I do enjoy painting still life and using mixed media as well. I am also an Associate Artist for Unison Colour. Unison Colour make the extraordinary pastels, with which I paint every day, so I am thrilled to be able to work with them more closely, promoting their Handmade Soft Pastels.

New Studio and Workshop Space

I now have a wonderful new studio and workshop space at Parnella House 23 The Market Place Devizes SN10 1JQ Wiltshire. I am holding a series of Saturday workshops at Parnella House until 9th December. Please see my Workshops page for details.

My current ventures with Unison Colour are a blog and being one of the tutors at their Pastel Academy. Take a look at my blog Colour, answering the question, "How do you choose your colours?" Then consider joining Unison Colour's Pastel Academy. For a monthly fee you will find a range of tuition materials to suit all experience levels, from absolute pastel beginners to professional artists. My latest tutorial is on Sgraffito.

I have been painting and drawing ever since being a toddler, always making things and being creative generally. I graduated from Central St Martins College of Arts and Design with a BA (Hons) in Printed and Constructed Textile Design.

I now live on the edge of Roundway Down, with my potter husband Nick Pearce. We also have a small gallery here, where we hold a number of open studios throughout the year exhibiting our pottery and paintings.

I love to paint the landscape on my doorstep, particularly Roundway Down and still life. As I walk through the fields around Roundway, I might do some sketching and take lots of photos, which I will use later in my studio, to produce a finished piece of work. I also love to paint en plein air, working on small pieces, or preparing for my workshops. More recently I have been getting out to see and paint the bigger picture, the bigger views of Wiltshire too.