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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