Mixed media on paper, PASTEL PAINTINGS: washed ink, acrylic, charcoal and pastels
AMSTERDAM. Contact: 0031(0) 6 48 488 289 / Info@ellengrael.nl / LinkedIn, Instagram.
Mixed media on paper: washed ink with pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint
I am a Durch artist living and working in Amsterdam. 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 the many Renaissance artists. It was of great influence of my career.
The materials I choose are minimal; ink, water, pastels and some acrylic paint. With a special pictoresque effect. My pastelpaintings are a mix of Eastern and Western tehiniques. Famous japanese ink wash master from the 15th and 16th century like Sesshu Toyo and Hasegawa Tohaku continue to impress me. And I am inspired by the pastelmasters in the 18th century like the Italian Rosalba Carriera and the French artist Quentin de la Tour.
Since my time at Art school, my affinity is with paper because the specific characteristics of paper I cannot translate to other materials such as linen.
More backround information
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NOTIFICATION: UNFAIR PRACTICE
My story at www.unfairpractice.nl Kunstenbond ( Art Union ) Netherlands.
Are there artists, like me, been through ( still having ) bad experiences with the very AGRESSIVE AND FRAUD Belgium galerist LUDWIG TROSSAERT / Vision on Art?
Under false pretenses and lying he let me sign in November 2016 his contract. Without telling me, before signing and sitting in my studio at my kitchen table, that he was coming up one month later in december 2016 with a new contract. The second contract I had to sign TO ( but I didn't ) with a concept for his upcoming VIRTUAL galerie. He also didn't inform me in November 2016 about his intention closing his galerie in Antwerp. No exhibition or selling took place of my work. I became in a strangling situation, no way out, and with bad FINANCIAL results for me because of ONE LINE in his first contract. I have to pay him now a large amount of money. Paying my own value of 12 artworks to him shown on his website in 2016, CAN YOU IMAGINE???. And the proces costs.This is a weird and extremely wicked agreement, HE IS A FRAUD.
The task of a gallerist is to promote and help artists not to get them financial down. Like he did with me.
||Sounds of nature
The Reed,110 x 130cm. 2018
Sounds of Nature
The blue old tree, 120 x 160cm, 2018