Mixed media on paper, Pastel Paintings: washed ink, acrylic, charcoal and pastels

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Receiving the Award International Prize Raffaello for my artistic merit at Gnudi Palazzo in Bologna,Italy
Going:.Int.Prize Raffaello. Publications into Art International Contemporary Magazine MAY - JUNE 2018, with cataloque of the artists. Published by the curators RUSSO in Italy. www.ilcuratore.it
Upcoming: Publication Spring issue 2018, Circle Quartely Art Review. https://circle-arts.com        
Going: 5 pastelpaintings, Flower Art group exhibition at Gallery Sous- Terre in Aalsmeer. Till 20 May 2018. Open every weekend 1 till 5
Upcoming: 2 and 3 June participation Art Fair organized by Gallery Sous - Terre. www.kunstbeursaandewesteinderplassen.nl 
Upcoming: Publication and exhibition ' l SEGNALATI' by curators Russo in ROME. 5 till July 8th in Velli Palazzo.
Upcoming: Publication Winter issue 2018, Circle Quarterly Art Review .
Upcoming and going: It's Liquid Group, Option / solo -exhibition at Venice.  Dedicated interview about my work on the website of It's Liquid Platform, Italy www.itsliquid.com/interview-ellen-grael.html  
Upcoming: under construction: November 2018, with my direction and participation, group- exhibition Fabulous Art in CBK Amsterdam www.cbkamsterdam.nl
NEW: Sounds of Nature, The Pink Bells ,120 x 160cm, 2018
In "Sounds of Nature', natural sound is translated on paper into lines that suggets movements, as well as into areas of colour. I believe that the realm of plants produces imperceptible sounds that will override those of the human world, I think they will be ultimately more persistent.

Mixed media: washed ink with pastel and acrylic paint on paper
 I started drawing at an early age. In my teens I followed private classes with a number of different artists. When I was seventeen, I visited Italy for the first time, admiring the work of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, del Sarto and many others. Compositional form in Renaissance art places the human individual centrally in a landscape, this creates a sense of peace that I like very much and see mirrored in my work. Beside the Japanese wash ink technique with masters like Sesshu Toyo and Hasegawa Tohaku, I have a great affinity with Dutch masters from the Golden Age. And artists in the 18th century  like the Italien famous female Italien pastelpainter Rosalba Carriera and the French artist Quentin de la Tour. I strive for harmony and unity in my work, using the creative freedom that is now available to artists.
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 The wild Flower, 78 x 115cm., 2017
Being an Artist, 50 x 65cm, 2018