North Wales Society of Fine Arts

Paul Pigram


Originally I trained in graphic design which led me into the creative world of advertising. After a successful 25 year career, I returned to my love of painting and I am now a full time professional artist and tutor specialising in pastel painting.

I have been painting and teaching pastel for several years and I have perfected my own techniques to capture light and shade within a painting. I work almost exclusively with soft pastels on sanded card. I demand a lot from my working surface as I need to have a least 5 layers of pastel on top of each other for every painting. This gives me real depth of colour especially when painting landscapes.

I am passionate about painting landscapes and seascapes and therefore my recent move to Conwy, North Wales, has given me a stunning backdrop which inspires me every single day. Living within walking distance of the world famous Bodnant Garden means that I have many spectacular views literally on my doorstep!

Pastels are the most exciting medium! I am passionate about passing on my techniques and tips to enable as many students as possible to produce their own wonderful paintings.