Beautiful pastel paintings

Teresa creates highly realistic portraits of wildlife, pets and people in soft pastel. You can learn how to master this wonderful medium at her popular classes and workshops

Teresa Seals Art - Snow Leopard

Commission me to paint a portrait, learn how to use soft pastels or buy my artwork

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“I can teach you to create convincing and realistic pastel paintings”

If you are looking for art classes where you can learn how to use soft pastels in the Woodbridge and East Suffolk area I have just the class for you! I teach how to paint in soft pastels for both beginners and more experienced artists through regular weekly classes in Woodbridge and Hollesley as well as offering private art tuition and local art workshops for groups.

Teresa Seals at the easel

Upcoming events


Next Soft Pastel Afternoon Class – Monday 25th September

Transparent bag of brightly coloured oranges
Creating delicious pastel paintings of food items this week!
Hollesley Village Hall, Hollesley, Suffolk, IP12 3QR
£20 per weekly session on a pay-as-you-go basis
1.30pm – 4.30pm

Next Soft Pastel Evening Class – Monday 25th September

Pastel painting of Einstein in progress
Making progress with our human portraits!
Quay Church, Quay Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BX
£20 per weekly session on a pay-as-you-go basis
6.30pm – 9pm

Puffin Soft Pastel Workshop – Saturday 23rd September

Soft pastel of this dear Shetland puffin.
Learn how to pastel this little puffin with Teresa!
Illuminate Studio Brightwell Barns Ipswich IP10 0BJ
£65 including lunch and all materials
10am – 4pm

Two Day Wildlife Pastelling Experience at Bawdsey Hall

The elusive British polecat depicted in soft pastels.
Pastel some fabulous British wildlife in gorgeous surroundings.
Bawdsey Hall, Ferry Road, Woodbridge, IP12 3AS
Prices from £110 for day tickets.
Sunday October 22nd to Monday October 23rd
Book direct

Deer Soft Pastel Workshop – Saturday 28th October

Fallow deer silhouetted against the morning light
Learn how to pastel this vibrant buck silhouetted against the light!
Stoke Bridge Workshops, 9 Stoke Street, Ipswich IP2 8BX
£65 including lunch and use of all materials
10am to 4pm
Book direct

Bald Eagle Soft Pastel Workshop – Saturday 11th November

Bald Eagle gazing out across a blue sky
Learn how to pastel this majestic Bald Eagle with Teresa
Illuminate Studio Brightwell Barns Ipswich IP10 0BJ
£65 including lunch and all materials
10am – 4pm
If you are interested in any of these events please get in touch using my contact form
Contact Teresa

Frequently asked questions

It is easy! You will need to find or take some photographs of your pet, email them to me and then we will discuss the best one to use to create a perfect portrait. I stay in touch with you every step of the way and you can see more about the process here as well as tips on how to take the best photo!

As each portrait takes many hours of work and I often have quite a long waiting list, it is important that you order your portrait as soon as you can. There is usually up to a two-month delay between placing your order and getting the finished portrait to you but, if you need it for a special date, I will do my best to meet your request. Find out more about the commission process here.

Yes – pastel artwork should always be framed behind glass to protect it. My prices are for unframed pieces and, if posting, I will post the portrait unframed and securely wrapped in foamboard and bubble-wrap. If you live near to me, I am happy to arrange framing for you with my reputable, local framer.

Yes – some of my original artworks have been made into beautiful A3 fine art giclee prints and are available on my Art for Sale page. The prints all cost £45 each. If you see an original work that you like, please let me know if you’d like a print and I easily can arrange this.

Not at all. I can provide all the pastels and paper you need on your visit. I also have pastels and paper for sale at each class. You might like to bring a table easel and drawing board with you but I do also have plenty of these to borrow on the day! More details about the weekly classes here.

I offer weekly classes in my local area on a pay-as-you-go basis for £20 per person and half-day private tuition from £75 per person. These are open to all abilities – from total beginner to experienced artist and a gift voucher can make a great day out for a creative loved one! I also run regular Saturday workshops where we tackle a single subject together over the course of the day. See more details on my tuition page for upcoming events.

Yes! Just get in touch with me and I am happy to discuss coming to your art group. I will bring my easel and demonstrate several pastel skills and can even arrange to provide some hands-on experience to the audience too. Use the contact form to send your enquiry.

Yes – I ship my artwork worldwide. I use an international courier service to ship outside of the UK and all my portraits are secured between foamboard sheets and bubble-wrapped to ensure they reach you in perfect condition. Due to tax differences in different countries, you are responsible for any import tax due on the package.