Jim Chaffey

Jim Chaffey

Training: I have been attending regular classes with acclaimed pastel artist Grace Paleg for about twelve years.

Other artists whose workshops I have attended include Margaret Evans, Leanne Crisp, Paul Margocsy, Ritchey Sealy, Joanne Barby, Nafisa Naomi, Lyn Mellady, Chris Blake, Amanda McClean, Louise Corke, Christine Clark, Tricia Taylor and others.

Medium: My preferred medium and the one that I use almost exclusively is pastel. I have, however, tried oil and water colour in some of the workshops mentioned.

Styles: I enjoy painting still life, landscapes, seascapes and portraits.

Associations: I am a member of the South Coast Pastel Society Inc.

• Erik Kirkland Award for Best Pastel – ‘Lambada Woman’ – South Coast Pastel Society
Exhibition – ‘An Indian Experience’ – September 2010
• Commended – ‘At Innes Boat Shed’ – South Coast Pastel Society Exhibition –
‘GLIMPSES – Eurobodalla history, culture, future’ – August 2011
• Commended – ‘Spill of Rocks’ – National Pastel Society Exhibition – April 2016


Images are all done on Cansen paper and in pastel.

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Easter Competition and Exhibition

The South Coast Pastel Society 2021 Exhibition and Competition is the society’s premier event for the year with artists entering works in four categories: Landscape; Seascape; Flora/Fauna and Still life/Interior. This year’s judge was highly regarded Narooma artist Janet Jones. The winners and runners up in each category will be awarded cash prizes generously provided by the society’s loyal sponsors who have continued to support the society throughout these difficult times.  61 entries were received across the four categories with standards set very high. Judging took place on Thursday 1 April, prior to the exhibition opening the following day.  This year’s “Best in Show” award was won by Margaret Moran for her wonderfully rendered painting “Nature’s Recycling – Nuttley Creek”. The exhibition continues until Sunday 11 April.

The South Coast Pastel Society is a vibrant group of local and regional artists working mainly in pastel – a pure pigment media with centuries of tradition that is just as fresh and relevant today.  The SCPS has been organising quality exhibitions and activities since the 1980’s and offers regular, world class workshops with renowned local, national and international pastel artists.


Margaret Moran receives her award for Best in Show

Judge Janet Jones with her selection for Best in Show