Pascale Rentsch
Title: The Gannets are Coming Back
Size: 58cm x 38cm
Medium: Mixed Media

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About the Artist


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 am originally from Switzerland and I have made Scotland my home. I 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.

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

ISAAC 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.

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.

Galleries / Exhibitions

2022 Solo exhibition, Watermark Gallery, Harrogate.

2021 Birch Tree Gallery, Edinburgh, of my ‘Winter‘ paintings, November.

2021 Fidra Fine Art Gallery, mixed Autumn exhibition.

2021 Watermark Gallery, Harrogate, mixed Autumn/Winter Show, 2021.

2021 Watermark Gallery, Harrogate, mixed Spring/Summer Show, 2021.

2021 'Reveal' Online Exhibition. Collaboration with ceramic artist Michele Bianco, preview 26th May.

2021 Fidra Fine Art Gallery, mixed Spring exhibition.

2020 SWA, Society of Women Artists, online exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

2020 Aberfeldy Gallery.

2020 Dockside Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed.

2019 The White Fox Gallery, Coldstream.

2018 Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello.

2018 Hangar Framing, North Berwick.

2018 Scottish Potters Association Exhibition, 41 Gallery, Edinburgh.

1997- 2005 Exhibited annually at SWLA Exhibition, Mall Galleries.

2003, 2004 Edinburgh Zoo, Artist in Residence solo exhibition.

1999- 2001 Gallery 41, Edinburgh, solo and mixed exhibitions.

2000, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh.

1999 Solo exhibition Sugarhouse Gallery, Newtown St. Boswells.

1999, Seabird Centre Exhibition, North Berwick. 1998, Stenton Gallery, East Lothian.