We normally meet on the first Monday of each month at Devizes Town Hall.  However to ensure our monthly demonstrations continue, they have been successfully hosted on ZOOM for the time being - all members are welcome to 'tune in'. 


Monday April 12th 2021    7:30 pm :

REBECCA de MENDONCA will demonstrate the idea of 'Life and Energy in Pastels' as a broad topic undertaking a single painting first, and then showing us other examples of her work and talking about her use of colour palettes, composition etc.

After a Foundation Course at Wolverhampton University Rebecca gained a BA Hons in theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art .  She was design assistant to Kevin McCloud, and has worked with many of the top theatre designers including Tim Goodchild, Terry Parsons and the late Maria Bjornson. Rebecca’s theatre paintings includes dancers and actors in West and her dance work has been inspired by the exciting and talented dancers at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom, and the breath-taking performers of English National Ballet.

Rebecca’s work has become widely known over recent years for its energy, life and movement. Now living in Devon, Rebecca paints horses, people, landscapes and architecture, always seeking out the atmosphere and emotion in her subjects. She teaches pastel courses, and demonstrates to art groups around the South West and South of England. Rebecca writes for Leisure Painter Magazine, for the SAA, and teaches online  for She and fellow pastel artist Nel Whatmore founded The New Pastel School in 2013, running courses in Yorkshire, Devon and Italy.

Rebecca’s is an Associate member of the Society of Equestrian Artists, and has exhibited with the Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries. She was shortlisted for the Artists and Illustrators, ‘Artist of the Year Award’ in 2017, 2018 and 2019, taking part in the exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London each year.

Visit Rebecca's website here : Rebecca de Mendonca




The ZOOM app needs to be downloaded in order to take part (either on mobile, tablet, or computer).To watch the demonstrations you will simply need to enter the Zoom password that will be sent to members by e-mail a few days before the demonstration is due.
To get an idea of the sort of demonstrations we have enjoyed previously, please visit our "Past Demonstrations" page