Annual Open Exhibition 2020

Important Information

Given the current situation it has been decided to move the 19th UKCPS Open Exhibition online.

This has allowed us to make a few changes.
Whilst the emphasis is on Nature in Art, as in wild nature in all its forms, a second category has been added with an open theme.

New closing date for entries
31st July 2020

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Laleh Kamalian


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I discovered my drive and ability for drawing and painting in late 2014, but didn’t take it seriously until beginning of 2018, when during a course of long hospitalisation, I created a series of colour pencil portraits from the staff and nurses looking after me. Since then it has become a major part of my day to day life so much that I now consider myself an almost ex-scientist moving towards becoming a full-time artist in near future.

I love experiencing different media, but coloured pencils have been, and always will be my top favourite media. I love them specially for drawing portraits, although I have been using them delightfully for animals, flowers and landscapes as well.

I am yet to win any awards, but my paintings and drawings have been exhibited in several exhibitions and one of my drawings, "The Youngest of All" is being published in colour magazine.

Wirral Society of Art Open exhibition 2019
Wirral Society of Art Members exhibition 2019
UKCPS Open Annual Exhibition 2019
UKCPS 16th World of Coloured Pencil Exhibition, Keswick, 2019
Inside the Lines 3, UKCPS 3rd Online Exhibition 2019
Liver Sketching club exhibition at Liverpool Artist Club, 2019

One of four featured drawings in Colour magazine, Feb 2020

Updated: January 2020