* One of the first titles in the Leisure Arts series
* Over 75 step-by-step photographs
* Pastels is an ideal medium for the beginner - no brushes, pre-mixing, etc.
* Peter Coombs has a high profile in this market (amateur artists): Winsor & Newton Demonstrator and holds regular workshops
Peter Coombs first learned to paint with his artist mother when he was a child. As he grew up he progressed on to cartoons, oils and pastels. He started work, but decided to paint full time when he began receiving many commissions. He has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, America, Canada, Japan and Australia. He has also appeared on television and given radio talks and interviews about his life as an artist, and his love of cricket. Sadly, Peter died in 2007.