PASCALE RENTSCH is a Swiss born artist living in East Lothian, Scotland. She draws and paints en plein air (outdoors) directly from nature in all weather conditions, even in winter storms.
“I work instinctively, following my feelings, capturing nature and the elements in a spontaneous manner. My language is paint and like a conductor guiding an orchestra, 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.”
Originally from Switzerland, Pascale has made Scotland her home. She lives in Haddington where she makes the most of the surrounding countryside, hills and coast.
She graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.
She received the RSW Scottish Arts Club Award 2021 at the 141st annual Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours exhibition held at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Other awards include the Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award 2021 to part fund her film project 'This is My Voice', the Isaac Howitt Art Teacher Award from the University of Edinburgh, and a Society of Wildlife Artists bursary for travel and education. She has also been invited to take part in several conservation projects, residencies and workshops.
In October 2022 Pascale was elected a member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW).
SOLO EXHIBITION: 13 May to 3 June, 2023