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

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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 
                                                 
GREEN ART PROJECT. I'm invited by Venice Art Factory for having a solo-show. www.veniceartfactory.org
I'm working on an orientation in the Environmental Organisation erea, Milieu organisaties for supporting my concept about Venice. Have a look About my work: inspirational Venice
 
I visited Venice several times and became inspired by the many islands, the floating sea-weeds and the colors of the Lagoon around the city. At my first visit close to the station of Venice I found lines on a wall with marks about the danger of the rising water levels within the coming years. A second Atlantis..? Inspired by this danger I made a new serie 'THE WATERS OF VENICE'. 2018-2020
Have a look at Photo gallery.
 
I love the many preserved old wells in this city, silent testimonies of the past, now covered with a lid. Could water still be taken from them..?
 
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The radiant waters of Venice, 100 x 140cm                                     The wells of Venice, 100 x 140cm
 
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In 2017 I took part at the Anima Mundi Art Festival / Visions in Venice by Its Liquid. In 2018 my interview was released www.itsliquid.com/interview-ellen-grael.htmll   
 
Galerie Sonia Monti in Paris with a selection of my 4 Being an Artist Portraits, open daily except for the Sundays. Close to the Jardins des Champs Elyseés. Artworks still available in the galerie till 14 july and on view at Artsper.
 
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Being an Artist, 50 x 65cm                                                                Being an Artist, 50 x 65cm                                                                                                                                     
My interview by free-lance journalist, collection - and project management at Museum Belvédére, Jurjen K. van der Hoek, KUNST STUKJES..ART PIECES, About my serie 'Being an Artist'.
 
My Interview in Artist Spotlight, Dutch artists art magazine, Kunstenaars Magazine.Issue 96  
https://www.kunstenaar.nl/uitgelicht-ellen-grael      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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