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Pascale Rentsch

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My name is Pascale Rentsch and I am a Swiss born artist living in East Lothian, Scotland. I draw and paint plein air, outdoors, directly from nature in all weather conditions. I work instinctively, following my feelings, capturing nature and the elements in a spontaneous manner. My language is paint and like a conductor guiding an orchestra, I enjoy working outside with my materials, exploring mark-making and connecting with my surroundings, reacting to what I see, feel and hear.
I love the fact that whenever I am in nature, I know I will always find something beautiful, something that touches me however small and insignificant it might appear.
I have made Scotland my home and live in Haddington where I make the most of the surrounding countryside, hills and coast.

I graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.

Awards:
Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award 2021
Isacc Howitt Art Teacher Award, University of Edinburgh for most promising Art and Design Teacher, Moray House of Education.
'The Society of Wildlife Artists' Bursary for travel and education
Qualifications
2003-2004 PGCE Secondary Art and Design, Moray House School of Education
1997-1999 Edinburgh Collage of Art, BA Hons Degree in Drawing and Painting
1996-1997 Illustration, Brighton University
1995-1996 Scientific Illustration, Higher School of Art in Zurich, Switzerland
1994-1995 'Vorkurs', High School of Art, Zurich, Switzerland

Awards
Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award 2021
Isaac Howitt Art Teacher Award, University of Edinburgh for most promising Art /Design Teacher, Moray House of Education
The Society of Wildlife Artists' Bursary for travel and education

Associations
Visual Arts Scotland
Society of Scottish Artists

Residency / Workshops/ Projects
2019 Represented Scotland at the annual Fabriano Watercolour convention, Fabriano, Italy
2018 Drawing Workshop, Callander Summer Festival
2018 EXTREMADURA TOURIST BOARD, leading various drawing workshops
2000-2002 Artist in Residence, George Watsons College
1999 Artist in Residence, Edinburgh Zoo

Pascale was invited to take part in the following conservation projects:
September 2005, Artist for Nature Foundation, ‘Wind Mill’ Project, Netherlands.

October 2004, The Society of Wildlife Artists, ‘Aig on Oir’ Project based on the west coast of Scotland, producing a body of work for an exhibition and book, published and exhibited at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Summer 2005.

July 2001, Artist for Nature Foundation prize, invited onto the ANF ‘Spanish Pyrenees’ project, producing work for a book, exhibition and video entitled ‘Mature Forests’ published in 2002.

February 2000, Society of Wildlife Artists, ‘New Forest’ project, book and exhibition produced in September 2000 and Spring 2004.

October 1998 and July 1999, Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk. Working with seven artists on two ‘Society of Wildlife Artists’ projects which involved screen printing and designing two limited handmade books.
The Snow is giving way to Spring Greens
  • Pascale Rentsch
  • The Snow is giving way to Spring Greens
  • Mixed Media
Snow Moon Rising
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  • Snow Moon Rising
  • Mixed Media
A dusting of Snow along the low Tide
  • Pascale Rentsch
  • A dusting of Snow along the low Tide
  • Mixed Media
Low Tide
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  • Low Tide
  • Mixed Media
Light and Dark
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  • Light and Dark
  • Mixed Media
Towards the garlton Hills, East Lothian
  • Pascale Rentsch
  • Towards the garlton Hills, East Lothian
  • Mixed Media
Snow amongst Heather
  • Pascale Rentsch
  • Snow amongst Heather
  • Mixed Media
Big Snowflakes are falling  amongst Winter Birch Trees
  • Pascale Rentsch
  • Big Snowflakes are falling amongst Winter Birch Trees
  • Mixed Media

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