13 May to 3 June

PASCALE RENTSCH is a Swiss born artist living in East Lothian. She graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.

Pascale is surrounded by countryside, hills and coast. She draws and paints outdoors in all weather conditions, working instinctively, following her feelings, capturing nature and the elements in a spontaneous manner.

“I am always moved when painting in nature because wherever I look I feel hope; the skylarks singing high up in the sky despite the stormy weather and the light sparkling like gold dust on the shoreline.

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."

In March 2021 Pascale was awarded the Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award to part fund her film project ‘This is My Voice’ a short film drawing on her inspirations and focusing on why painting in nature is important for her as an artist and as a human-being. She was also awarded the RSW ‘Scottish Art Club Award’ at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in December 2021 and has since been elected as a member and council member.

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