Heather Dormer, pastel artist

Heather Dormer showed members examples of her pastel landscape paintings.

She likes to paint river scenes, including the Nidd.


Heather showed a wide variety of landscape paintings.

Heather showed us her preferred materials and explained her working methods.

She paints on Art Spectrum paper using Unison soft chalk pastels. Both are quite expensive. She uses cheap sugar paper to test layouts and colours.

She showed us a range of Art Spectrum pastel paper and a waterfall painting she had started on a dark blue sheet.



Heather also showed examples of mark making.

Diagonal lines
Cross hatching
Side stroke
Line strokes


Members’ results – some of the quick paintings

For more paintings and details of this local landscape artist see website



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