Pascale Bigot was born in France and enjoyed drawing from a young age; she studied Architecture and began attending evening classes at ‘Les Beaux Arts’, she then started exhibiting her artwork in 1992 and is yet to stop.
Since moving to England in 1994, with her family, she has developed her own techniques and ideas concerning the use of soft pastels, leaving her artwork to be based on a strong composition, vibrant colours and very contrasting tones.
She also does mixed media, using pastel as a base, and then adding paper, fabric, inks, acrylics, etc… to complement the pastel work. Her subjects are extremely varied, ranging from landscapes to figurative, animal and flowers.
In 2003, her artwork was spotted by Solomon & Whitehead (publisher of David Shepherd and Beryl Cook) who published over 30 of her paintings as limited editions. She has also been included in the ‘Who’s who in Art’ since 2005, as well as her work being present within many private collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Tokyo and Australia, with one painting on show in the Opera House and one in the House of Parliament, in London.
In 2014, she had the privilege of representing France in an international exhibition in Nigeria, with 10 of her original paintings.
She is a member of the Birmingham and Midlands Pastel Society.
She began teaching art to adults in 1996, and is still enjoying every minute of it! (For more details click here)
She also demonstrates and offers workshops all over the country (For more details click here)
In 2009, Pascale Bigot discovered Polymer clay and is now deeply addicted; she began by creating various shapes and canes and then started to compliment her featured handmade beads with semi-precious stones to create unique pieces of Jewellery. She spends considerable time designing each piece and finds the process similar to creating a painting.
She is a member of the British Polymer Clay Guild and has started the West Midlands Branch organising regular workshops all through the year.
She is also teaching Polymer Clay to adults on a regular basis and offers demos and workshops, with the hopes of allowing more people to discover this wonderful craft.