Registration Open at the Pastel Stage

courses of pastel

The salon organizes pastel courses during the Pastel Salon in Brittany 2019.

You will be able to take part in the courses of the 4 pastellist masters thanks to the wide choice of dates :

  • August 12, 13 and 14 - by Richard McKinley.
  • August 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 - by Patrice Bourdin
  • August 21, 22 and 23 - by Stéphane Le Mouel
  • August 19, 20 and 21 - by Laurent Chantraine

For registration thank you to send by mail the registration form for internships with the payment of the deposit of 60€ to: Secretariat of the Pastel Salon in Brittany, La Closerie des Lilas, 5 Vaux, 36600 LYE.

Download : Internship Registration Form


Guest of Honor 2019 : Richard Mckinley

"He has a wealth of information to share, is tireless in this quest and its intensity, concentration and energy are legendary." - La Conner Art Workshops.


  • Signature Master Pastelist Pastel Society of America, 2010 Hall of Fame Honoree
  • Signature Distinguished Pastelist Pastel Society of the West Coast, 2012 Pastel Laureate Inductee
  • Master Circle International Association of Pastel Societies, Elected President of Association in 2017
  • Honorary Member Degas Pastel Society
  • Signature Northwest Pastel Society
  • Signature Master Pastelist Pastel Society of Oregon, Honorary Member
  • Artist Member Salmagundi Club of NYC
  • Associate Member Oil Painters of America
  • Contributing Editor Pastel Journal Magazine - F+W Media, Editorial Advisory Board


Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist / teacher for over 40 years. His work is represented in several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum (Ohio), City of Albuquerque (New Mexico), and the Hang Ming Shi Museum (China).

He holds artist membership at the Salmagundi Club in NYC and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. He holds Master Pastelist designation with the Pastel Society of America and in 2010 was inducted into their Hall of Fame at the National Arts Club in NYC. In 2012, Richard was designated Pastel Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast.

His oil and pastel paintings have been featured in many national and international art publications, including Southwest Art, American Artist, le magazine Workshop, le magazine Artistes, Pratique des Arts (France).

And since 2003 has been a frequent contributing editor to Pastel Journal. He has been featured in 7 instructional DVDs and included in numerous art books. Years of his published materials were compiled in 2010 by North Light publications into the bestselling book : “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings”. In 2015 a coffee table sized book; “The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley” featuring over 100 of Richard’s pastel and oil paintings with commentary was published by North Light Books. An avid plein air landscape painter, Richard divides his time between painting the locations he is passionate about, reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters, and instructing painting workshops.

Personal statement

Concerning induction into the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame, “I am humbled to be in such company, and grateful to my mentors for the opportunities that have come my way. Every blank surface provides the same intimidation and every day spent painting, a new challenge. My goal is to capture a piece of the spontaneous dance of light across the palette of nature. I hope my pieces are like a glance when we see something that makes us linger for a moment.”

Richard McKinley

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A gentle rain