David Sweet had a lucky find whilst on holiday near Bordeaux in France. By sheer coincidence he happened to find himself staying 2km from Saint-Aulaye where the Pastels-en-Perigord exhibition was being held. David met the President (Michel Bordas) http://www.michel-bordas.com although regrettably David’s French let him down…….
If you want to see images of how they run this fantastic exhibition every year the link to their webside can be found here
The one of the main featured artists this year was Vicento Romero from Madrid who had a selection of around 10 of his beautiful figurative pastel paintings. The link to his worpress galleries can be found here.
Another oustanding still life pastellist with about 15 works on display was Paul Dumestre, some of his work can be seen here