Saturday, 2 February 2013

Pencils for Sale

The following has been received by our Hon Sec. :-

From: pencilwizard <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:56:09 +0000
Subject: Coloured Pencils for Sale
Hi there,
I am not a member of the UKCPS but I am an artist who up till now has worked in CPs for over 10 years. I am not sure if you are the right person I should be contacting or even if you can help me, however I thought it was worth asking, so apologies if I have got this wrong. Due to a number of reasons I am having to part company with my CPs and have quite a bit stock left over which I am hoping to sell on. Obviously I want them to go to other CP artists if possible. The pencils I have are a mix of Karisma, Prisma, Verithin, Polychromos, and a few others. They have been used and some have not, but the used ones still have plenty of usage in them, and I have put together some bundles of 40 pencils each, and am asking £15.00 per bundle plus £3.00 p+p which will be second class. Payment does have to be paypal. They are not boxed so will be well wrapped to protect them on the journey. Perhaps you have some members who are on a budget or just starting out ? I have also made a post on the iart learning forum run by Melanie Phillips which has a CP board, and I have included a link below....perhaps some of your members belong to the forum or could be directed there to view the topic ? If anyone is interested they can contact me at this email, or through the forum if a member. Oh yes before I forget I am open to negotiations !
I hope I have not offended you by asking, and if it is not possible then no worries and thank you for reading my email.

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Botanical art exhibition

This comes from UKCPS member, Val Hopkins:

The Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration will be staging its Annual Exhibition at the Nature in Art Museum at Twigworth, near Gloucester, from March 26th - April 7th, 2013.

Quite a few of the regular contributors (myself included) use coloured pencils. We have no selection (other than availability of space and copyright checks) as we like to encourage beginners. The contents, therefore, range from the professional to the less accomplished. Nevertheless, people tell us the standard is still very high indeed.


Passion for Pencils Workshop
Following on from the very popular Coloured Pencil workshops, Bev Lewis and Pauline Longley are including other types of pencils in this next workshop.

So if you would like to improve your techniques using graphite, pastel pencils, aquarelle pencils, or charcoal pencils, as well as coloured pencils, they would be delighted to give you a
helping hand. There will be tips, demonstrations and plenty of encouragement.

The Village Hall,
Vole Road,
Saturday 23 March 2013

For more information and an application form, contact Pauline Longley
01458 830207 or 07813 332914
or email

Only £15, -- or £10 for UKCPS Members!

In Association with the UK Coloured Pencil Society


MENDIP ART GROUP are open to new members!

We use mainly c/p, graphite, but also mixed media has been tried.
We meet Sept to June in Banwell Village Hall (Nr.Weston-super-Mare) every Tuesday 10 to 2pm, (in July and August we have a break).

Our next workshop is February the 19th, a Tuesday, to start at 10.15am. Any c/p artist can join the workshop at a cost of £2 per session.

My Tel.No is 01934 815234 if you need more information.

Kathy Dennett

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Karen Couldon - Pencils For Sale!

This from Karen :--

Hi Everyone

I have been sorting out and have a few bundles of coloured pencils I no longer want.
My son is going to Kenya in July to refurbish ( build) a school and each pupil has to raise £1650. as part of his fundraising effort we are clearing out and "car booting".
These pencils are far too good to car boot, and probably wouldnt be appreciated anyway.
So, i have...
33 assorted colours prismacolor pencils
48 assorted colours Karisma pencils
40 assorted colours Karisma aquarelle pencils
59 assorted colours Stabilo aquatico pencils
88 assorted colours Lyra Rembrandt pencils
97 assorted colours Lyra Rembrandt aquarell pencils.
these are all sets or part of sets I have bought to try over the years before settling on my favourites that I use now. Most are virtually full length, although afew are 3/4 size.

Any reasonable donation considered, i was thinking about 25p + per pencil?? plus cost of postage, would rather send by special delivery, so they are trackable.
So please get in touch via email if you are interested in any of them.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Pencils for sale!

The following has been sent by Sheila Bamsey, a former member of UKCPS:

I used to belong to the UKPS until last year, I also have painted with many mediums in the past. But have now decided that I will not be doing so in future and am trying to depose of materials.
The reason for contacting you is this :- Do you have contact with any members who live in Devon would like to buy a number of boxes of coloured pencils (some little used)? They would need to collect them from me (Ashburton). They would need to pay a acceptable offer for them they are all top quality, obviously they would need to feel they are getting a bargain. They would need to pay by cheque to?:- Help for Heroes.

If you know any Devon members who might be interested please let know, telephone:- 01364 652820.
Best wishes
Sheila Bamsey

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Lin Goodwin at Bedworth Arts Centre

UKCPS member, Lin Goodwin, is one of a number of artists exhibiting colour pencil works at Bedworth Arts Centre during the whole of November.

For further information, contact Bedworth Arts Centre, High Street, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NF.  Tel 024 76643255  Email