Pascale Rentsch

Country: Scotland - Role: Artist
FabrianoInAcquarello 2023 Artist

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 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.

Pascale Rentsch is an award winning Swiss-born artist living in East Lothian, Scotland. She graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. Pascale lives in Haddington, in close proximity to countryside, hills and coast. In March 2021 she has been awarded with the Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award to part fund her film project This is My Voice. A short film draws on Pascale’s inspirations and focuses why painting in nature is important for her as an artist and as a human-being.

Pascale exhibits her work throughout the UK and has received her most recent award 'The RSW Scottish Arts Club Award' at the 141st annual The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours exhibition held at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh with her diptych painting 'Autumn Heather, Lammermuir Hills'. She has since been elected as a member of the RSW. Other awards include the Isaac Howitt Art Teacher Award, University of Edinburgh, The Society of Wildlife Artists bursary for travel and education. She was also invited to take part in several conservation projects, residencies and workshops.

Catching the Light

Autumn Sunshine over Scottish Heather. I loved painting this painting, the brake in the clouds made the Heather's colour glow and highlight the beautiful lines within the Scottish hills.

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