Two International Workshops with Desmond O'Hagan - 2018-2019

Desmond O'Hagan is teaching two international workshops in 2018 and 2019 beginning with Italy in 2018 and followed by Scotland in 2019. These are both incredible places to visit and explore for painting in pastels or oils. Please join us for a great art experience!

Below is the contact information for the workshops, including links for complete information. Please contact Winslow Art Center, Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., or Desmond O'Hagan with any questions.

Recent News: 
In March of 2018, Desmond was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). This achievement is the result of accumulated points earned from acceptance in IAPS international juried exhibits and awards won. Currently, there are only twelve pastel artists worldwide with this designation.

Umbria, Italy, October 15-22, 2018

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 October 15-22, 2018, in Umbria, Italy. For more information, phone Martha Jordan (Winslow Art Center) at 206.715.6663 /

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Scottish Highlands, Scotland, May 5-15, 2019

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 May 5-15, 2019 in the Scottish Highlands in Scotland, UK. Hosted by Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.  For more information, contact Colleen Richeson-Maxey at 920.738.0744 or 800.233.2404 /

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Desmond O’Hagan

O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the United States. He enjoys working in several media, but his primary focus is in pastels and oils. Although he appreciates many different forms of art, his main interests include the paintings of several late 19th century American, French, Spanish, and Russian painters. Continuous study of these painters has had a strong influence on O’Hagan’s own art. Constantly challenging himself has translated into a fulfilling career in fine art encompassing several one-man shows and participation in group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, China, Canada, and France.

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O’Hagan is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. In 2005, he was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies’ (IAPS) “Masters Circle.” O’Hagan has won several awards in national and international exhibits including IAPS convention exhibit’s Prix’d Pastel Award, “Southwest Art” magazine’s Award of Excellence at the “Altitude & Attitude” Exhibition in Denver, CO. He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and awards from the Pastel Society of America’s annual exhibits.

In September of 2016, O’Hagan was invited to exhibit, conduct workshops and seminars, at the 2nd Biennial China International Pastel Exhibition in Suzhou, China. In December of 2016, F&W Media released four new instructional DVD’s by O‘Hagan; two instructing in pastel painting, and two instructing in oil painting.

In March of 2018, Desmond was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by the Board of Directors of IAPS.

His paintings have been the subject of feature articles in numerous national and international magazines including The Pastel Journal, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist Magazine, International Artist,American Artist, United Airlines’ Hemispheres magazine, Pratique Des Arts (France), Artists and Illustrators (England), International Artist (Australia), and Gekkan Bijyutsu (Japan). He is also represented in four books. O’Hagan’s art is in public and private collections in the United States, Japan, China, Canada, and Europe. He is represented by galleries in Santa Fe, NM, Charleston, SC, and Desmond O’Hagan studio, Denver.

Desmond will also be with us at Destination; Art September 14, 15, and 16 from 9:30 - 4:00 for an exciting workshop!  Tuition is $375; registration is at: under classes!