Nel Whatmore

UK based painter Nel Whatmore uses PanPastel Colors along with Unison pastel sticks for her beautiful and vibrant paintings.  Here are some recent paintings where Nel has used PanPastel.

“Loving It All” PanPastel & Unison Pastel Sticks on sanded paper

“The Fabulous Florist” PanPastel & Unison Pastel Sticks on sanded paper

“Garden of the Senses” PanPastel & Unison Pastel Sticks on sanded paper

“The Simple Things I & II” - Nel Whatmore. PanPastel & Unison Pastel Sticks on sanded paper.


Nel Whatmore is a fine artist, well known for her floral paintings, landscapes and abstracts. As a contemporary colourist, her paintings are both expressionist and evocative. Nel is a regular exhibitor at Chelsea Flower Show where her stand has won multiple awards including a Five Star Award this year. Her work can be seen in many forms all over the world. She has a loyal following with many private collectors who have also now become friends.

She started her working life as a professional artist in 1986 with the help of The Princes Trust in a bedsit in Leeds. She met her husband the writer Mark Morris while at University. They live in North Yorks and have two children, Polly who is studying Fine Art at Edinburgh and David who is a Physicist. Nel was invited to Clarence House to a special reception with HRH the Prince of Wales where she presented his Royal Highness with one of her original paintings as part of the Trust’s 35th Year Celebrations.

She seeks to constantly explore mediums and their ability to convey emotion. Nel has had six books of poetry published called the ‘Reasons to Be’ series, which are now sold out, and also now designs fabric collections for Westminster Fibres’ Freespirit brand in the States.

Her work is licensed worldwide and she is represented by Jewel Branding in the North America, at all major shows including Surtex in New York and Brand Licensing in Las Vegas. All her Pattern Collections are inspired either by her fine art paintings or from natural forms. They have a hand made, painterly feel and are always in uplifting colour palettes. She adores paintings and is excited to also now be designing fabric and exploring the whole new world of surface pattern.

“Being a painter is a life long challenge to try to say something of worth. If my work moves people, raises a smile or lightens your heart, then that makes it all worthwhile.”

To see more of Nel’s work visit:

INSTAGRAM @nelwhatmore


FACEBOOK NelWhatmoreArt

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