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Original pastel paintings, drawings and linocuts

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Original pastel paintings, drawings and linocuts

Sliema, Malta 43 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Elena Degenhardt

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Elena Degenhardt

Announcement    Inspired by the sea around me, people I encounter, light, texture and form of various objects, by everyday scenes and happenings, I create colorful, impressionistic paintings, full of energy and life, atmospheric drawings, monotypes and bold, minimalistic linoprints. I usually work en plein air or from life but also from memory and using my own sketches and reference photographs. You can find a selection of smaller originals here but please take a look at my full art portfolio at www.elenadegenhardt.com, www.facebook.com/ElenaDegenhardt or follow me on www.instagram.com/elenadegenhardt. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in any artwork not listed here and, if it’s available, I am happy to add a special listing for you here. All artworks offered here are shipped unframed, worldwide, carefully packed in bend free packaging within 2-3 working days.

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Last updated on May 15, 2018

Inspired by the sea around me, people I encounter, light, texture and form of various objects, by everyday scenes and happenings, I create colorful, impressionistic paintings, full of energy and life, atmospheric drawings, monotypes and bold, minimalistic linoprints. I usually work en plein air or from life but also from memory and using my own sketches and reference photographs. You can find a selection of smaller originals here but please take a look at my full art portfolio at www.elenadegenhardt.com, www.facebook.com/ElenaDegenhardt or follow me on www.instagram.com/elenadegenhardt. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in any artwork not listed here and, if it’s available, I am happy to add a special listing for you here. All artworks offered here are shipped unframed, worldwide, carefully packed in bend free packaging within 2-3 working days.

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Art transforms everyday reality into 'moments-of-being’

Elena Degenhardt is an award-winning German-Russian portrait and marine artist specialising in contemporary realism. She is a Member of Association of Professional Artists of Austria, Pastel Guild of Europe, Pastel Society of Malta and Malta Society of Arts.
Born in Russia in 1977, Elena spent her early years in Germany and Latvia. Graduated from Irkutsk Regional Youth Art School in Russia with a certificate of excellence she went on to do two Master degrees in languages and literatures, and then to work as a teacher and translator in various European countries for 15 years. It was while living in England in 2014 that Elena joined a local art society and started exhibiting with them. Having won the art society’s Annual Exhibition Award for the most innovative artwork at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead, Elena took time out from teaching and spent a year attending art classes in soft pastels, acrylics and drawing. Elena had pastel classes with the British artist Jo Hall, SGFA, and has been in love with this versatile medium ever since, working in various pastel techniques, in pure form or combining them with charcoal, acrylics and watercolour. In 2015, Elena and her family moved to Vienna, Austria, where she continued exploring various media, techniques, styles and genres finding her way back to art. In 2017, she applied for a juried membership in the Austrian Association of Professional Artists, was accepted and started working as a full-time artist.
Elena’s multicultural and multilingual experience and change of citizenship in 2003 after moving to Germany have definitely influenced her artistic choice of themes such as (lost) identities, a sense of belonging, displacement, loss, memory and time.
Elena is currently based in Malta but exhibiting internationally. Her work has been shown in juried or curated art shows with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries, London, UK, Contemporary Art Gallery KreativRaum Galerie, Vienna, with the Association of Professional Artists of Austria at Schönbrunn Palace, at Malta Society of Arts, Valletta as part of multi-sensorial European art project AMUSE, at the International Watercolour Convention in Fabriano, Italy. This year, Elena’s artwork has been accepted into the International Association of Pastel Society’s 34th Juried Exhibition at the 2019 IAPS Convention PastelWorld Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in the juried exhibition of the Association of Professional Artists of Austria ‘shape of water’ in Vienna, September 2019. Her work has been featured several times in national press and media and, internationally, in the award-winning pastel blog by the Canadian artist Gail Sibley, FASO Informed Collector and Artists&Illustrators Magazine, UK. Recently, she was invited to write a guest blog for Pegasus Art, UK. In November 2018, Elena’s painting 'The Breath' received the 'Outstanding Pastel' Award in the BoldBrush Painting Competition, while her other work ‘Meditation V. The Subconscious’ won the 3d place in the Pastel Guild of Europe’s winter competition. Besides creating artwork for exhibitions, Elena works on numerous portrait and seascape commissions. Her artwork is in private collections throughout Europe, the USA and Canada.

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