Alena Rachinger was born in Nur-Sultan  and now lives in Ingolstadt Germany.

As teenager she started drafting und portrayment.

After studying veterinary medicine and starting with my carrer, she found her passion for animal paintings. Animals are the passion of her life, they always delight her. 

The expression of the eyes, the balance of proportions, the beauty of the fur, the play of colours,

 the general impression and the message to the viewer are all equally important. 

She particularly likes the combination of sharpness and softness like colour combinations of shades of blue with shades of rust.

 Started as a self-taught painter, she visited courses by Anselm Prester (oil painter und pastelist),

 Ralf Heynen (dutch oil painter) and Martina Zingler (impressionistic landscape artist).

Since 2019 she gives pastel and acryl courses for adults and children.

 It brings her a lot of joy being able to pass on her experience.

2020/2021- jury at the International Competition of Pastel Artists Contest "PASTELium" in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

2021 March - jury at International Exibition-Contest of Animalistic Art "Animal Kingdom"

Journey Member of Pastel Guild of Europe

Associate Member of Pastel Society of America




                         -in Category 5. PASTELS/COLORED PENCIL – HUMAN FIGURE 6th Place-Tie  with "Anna." 39x29cm Pastel on velour paper.

September 2021 - pastel painting "Beautiful day."  was selected for the PSA Self-Portrait  Showcase.

July 2021 - pastel painting "I'm Full!" was selected for the PSA Portrait Showcase. 

July, April, February 2021 - Top 15% Jury's Favorite in BoldBrush Painting Competition. 

 June 2021 - Honorable mention of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty "Human and Animal" with "Daria&Rolly". ( judge Emma Colbert )

May 2021 - 3 place of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty  " a veritable nature morte   with "Nature's treasures". ( judge Dorothea Schulz )

February 2021- 3 place of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty "Portrait/Figure Child under 5 years"  with "I am a Tiger". ( judge Ruth Mann )

November 2020- Best of Animals UART colored pencil Competition with "Lynx" (judge John Middick)

October 2020- Honorable mention of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty "Animals-Close-Ups" with " Eye of the Fjord horse". (judge Michele Ashby)

September 2020 - Honorable mention of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty " Landscape-Mountains" with "Karwendel". (judge Marie-Christine Coupillaud )

June 2020 - Honorable mention of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty  "In the kitchen"  with "I am full." ( judge Lynn Howarth)

April 2020 - 2 place of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty "Animal black and white"   with "Black swan" ( judge Loes Botman )

March 2020- Honorable mention of the Pastel Guild of Europe Get Dusty "Skyscape"  with "Goodbye Norderney"( judge Regina Burchett )

Februar 2020- The Winner  of UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper "Winter" Competition with "Snowflake" ....

1 place  Get Dusty  October 2019 of the Pastel Guild of Europe "Animals -Parent and Child"  with "Koala mum with baby" ( judge Stella Mays ) 

                Judge’s comments:      ‘Skilled use of pastel pencils creates wonderful depth in the fur of these Koala bears. Overall a lovely piece of wildlife art, Well Done!’


I used:

Pastel Paper

Clairefontaine PASTELMAT 360 g/qm

Clairefontaine Karton Kaschiert

CANSON  Mi-Teintes Touch-360g/qm

Sennelier Pastel Card  360g/qm

Uart Premium Pastelpapier 

Hahnemühle Pastell 130G/Qm

Hahnemühle Velour 260G/Qm

Fabriano Tiziano 160G/Qm

Ingres Pastell Papier 130G/Qm

Canson Hochtransparentes Zeichenpapier- 80G/Qm

Pastel pencils

Derwent ProColour Pastellstifte

Derwent Pastellstifte

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastellstifte

STABILO CarbOthello Pastellstifte

Conté a Paris Pastellstifte

CARAN d``ACHE Luminance 

Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens

Soft and hard Pastels

PanPastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel

Schmincke -extra-weiche Künstler-Pastellfarben

KOH-I-NOOR TOISON  Künstler-Pastellkreide

Faber-Castell  Carres und Pitt

Conté a Paris Carres

Sennelier Pastellkreide 



"White Night"

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Aquarellstifte 


Kreul El Greco  - Acrylfarben 

Golden OPEN Acrylfarben 

Schmincke AKADEMIE Acryl


Old Holland 

Talens Rembrandt

Williamsburg handgefertigte



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Telefon:   +49(0) 151 23 72 3939