ELLEN GRAEL, PASTELPAINTINGS, Mixed media on paper. Washed ink, charcoal, pastel and acrylic


AMSTERDAM. Contact: 0031(0) 6 48 488 289 / Info@ellengrael.nl / LinkedIn, instagram @ellengrael.   

MORE PASTELPAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, click on PHOTO GALLERY / Have a look at SALES or contact the Artist
More backround information. click on : About my work 
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With this project I catched the attention from UNESCO for having support, The cultural sector of the World Heritage Centre in Paris. They say: 'We acknowledge the quality of your project, which gives special emphasis to environmental issues through art'.
In April 5th, featering my Green Art Project - Artist of the Week -, by ArtTour International based in New York. A special and complete social media campaign for maximum exposure; interviews on You Tube, Instagram, Facebook and more. Due to my invitation by VENICE ART FACTORY for having a solo-show during The BIENNALE 2021, I completed my concept. 
In the planning, interview by New York ArtNews, About my Green Art Project.
In the planning my SOLO-Show in Venice with 'The waters of Venice' serie, Green Art Project
I visited Venice several times and became inspired by the atmosphere, The floating sea-weeds and the colors of the Lagoon around the city. At my first visit I found close to the station a wall with marks about the danger of the rising sea -level within the coming years. Inspired by this danger I made this new serie. More information have a look at: About my work: the page Inspirational Venice.  
The waters of Venice 
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The Passion flower, 100 x 140cm                                                 The wells of Venice, 100 x 140cm
In 2018 I received support for my visits to Italy: https://fondskwadraat.nl/toekenningen-archive/ellen-grael/
Have a look at SALES - Galerie Sonia Monti in Paris and Saatchi 
INTERVIEWS; have a look at that page.
2020: My interview Art Pieces by free-lance journalist, collection - and project management at Museum Belvédére, Jurjen K. van der Hoek.
2019: My Interview in Artist Spotlight, Dutch artists art magazine, Kunstenaars Magazine.Issue 96  
2018: Its Liquid dedicated interview by director Luca Curci.
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 for a study-trip Italy for the first time. Admiring the work of the many Renaissance artists, like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Del Sarto, Botticelli etc. These famous artists where of great influence in my career later.
The materials I choose are minimal; ink, water, pastels and some acrylic paint. My pastelpaintings ( drawings ) are a mix of Eastern and Western tehiniques with a special pictoresque effect. 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.     
The Sounds of Nature
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The blue old Tree, 120 x 160cm                                                       The Pink Bells, 120 x 160cm