About the LPS
In 1999 Norman Sims had an idea that the city’s art community would appreciate the introduction of a Pastel Society. London and Birmingham had one so why not Leicester? With pastels gaining in popularity it seemed the right time. Norman approached a few fellow artists who worked in pastel, and the ball was set in motion.
A meeting was arranged to discuss the feasibility and possibilities for setting up such a society. Much time, effort and finances were needed in the early days. Sadly Norman died in 2008 but the society continues to go from strength to strength with new exhibitions and projects.
The main annual exhibition can boast a very high standard of art, which compares favourably with work in other societies. The LPS is becoming well established as an art society both here and abroad.
Barbara Stewart 1999-2008
Alan Oliver 2008-Present