Pastel Pick of the Week | An Invitation to New Zealand

The Nelson, New Zealand area of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand (PANZ) invites all pastel enthusiasts to join them in April 2016 for the PANZ “Purely Pastel” National Art Awards and Convention. The event will take place in Mapua, a small town on the island’s South Island on the coastline of Tasman Bay, and will take place from April 15 through 17, with the pastel exhibition on view through May 1. Two master classes will be offered in the following days with American pastel painter, Stan Sperlak.

August Morn 8x12 Stan Sperlak-pastel

August Morn (pastel, 8×12) by Stan Sperlak


Low Pressure, Rain Arriving (pastel) by Tony Allain, a member of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand



The event is being planned with a focus on both fun and fundamentals. According to PANZ officer, Glenys Forbes, “Nelson is planning a very diverse program of presenters and demonstrators, who are very happy to share their knowledge and experience. Make this your holiday! This is a beautiful region of the country, with so much to see and do. April is the time for Autumn colors and further south you have the grandeur of the mountains and lakes.”

Registration opens in December, but you can find more information and contact informationright now  at the PANZ website.






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I am obsessed with water colours and have been painting since I could hold my first brush, I have a huge passion for my own work and others, I love to teach and inspeier others. I'm a very proud Dad with 3 girls and amazing wife who shares my passion for painting.

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