Heather Harman

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‘It’s all About the Light’


My work is about ‘Light’.   Light in the landscape and how it falls on the human form is my fascination.     Soft Pastel is also about ‘Light’.   For me its light shone brighter than for any other creative medium.   Pastel and I have been married for over 40 years, and it has been my greatest inspiration.   There is something about looking at your collection of pastels that fires even the most tired and jaded creative spirit into action.  

I dreamed of this online Academy dedicated to pastel for a long time.  It took my Facebook Group Pastel Artists UK to push me into action.   The Pastel Academy will develop into a major resource of Pastel related info, its history and of course the much needed tuition.   It will take some time but with the help of my pastel friends it will grow into the information hub/resource center we want and need.   

This is a living online resource – if you have a contribution you would like to make – please contact me.


Heather Harman – Spain 2015 

Mediterranean Landscapes
Commissioned Portraiture
Commissioned Animal Portraits
British and French Lansdcapes

The wonderful medium of Pastel has coloured my world since I was in my teens.   It has remained a passion ever since,   both enchanting me and challenging me to this day, with it’s luminous beauty.     I am proud to be considered a specialist/historian in the medium, both as a painter of landscapes and portraits, but also equally proud of my 25 years as a tutor.   More about me in my Bio.

My Landscape work on  British, French and Mediterranean themes reside in collections worldwide, but my artistic life began in  portraiture which remains a passion today, both of human and animal subjects, and how to commission a portrait information is in my portrait gallery.

My current mission is to  address the problem of pastel tuition – or lack of it for many, and I am currently working on a series of courses to that end.   They will be available online shortly.      Watch this space!   Please sign up for my newsletters and updates using the form above.  This way you wont miss any important announcements.  Please enjoy your visit to my colourful world of pastel – and stay in touch!”

Heather Harman b a Hons

Spain 2015

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