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), Martina Zingler (impressionistic landscape artist), Cuong Nguyen (PSA Master Pastelist and an IAPS Master circle member)
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.
2020/2021/2022- jury at the International Competition of Pastel Artists Contest "PASTELium"
2021 /2022 - jury at International Exibition-Contest of Animalistic Art "Animal Kingdom"
Journey Member of Pastel Guild of Europe
Associate Member of Pastel Society of America
Member of German Pastel Society.
April 2022 - Honorable mention of the PGE Get Dusty "Animal - Horses" with "Chayenne". (judge Christine Obers)
March 2022 - my painting "Emerald eyes " in Top 15% Jury's Favorite in BoldBrush Painting Competition.
February 2022 - my painting "Melancholy melody" in Top 15% Jury's Favorite in BoldBrush Painting Competition.
February 2022 - 2 place of the PGE Get Dusty Portrait/Figure Age with " What a joy!" ( judge Mary Villon de Benveniste )
December 2021 - my painting "lacerta et Ego (self-portrait)" in Top 15% Jury's Favorite in BoldBrush Painting Competition.
November 2021 - my painting "Flying bubbles" in Top 15% Jury's Favorite in BoldBrush Painting Competition.
November 2021 -Honorable mention of the PGE Get Dusty " Still life/Floral - Succulents and Cacti" with "Succulents Party ". (judge Stephie Clark )
November 2021 - Finalist Competition by Hahnemuehle " Joy & Happiness" for the Calendar 2022 with painting "Die Seelen baumeln lassen"
October 2021 - 2 place of the PGE Get Dusty " animals in the garden on the ground " with "Taijitu." ( judge Mary Ann Pals )
October 2021 - my pastel painting "Nature's Treasures." was selected for the PSA Still Life Showcase..
September 2021 - my 2 painting in Top 15% Jury's Favorite in BoldBrush Painting Competition.
September 2021 - Honorable mention of the PGE Get Dusty "Landscape-Weather" with "Late Summer Breeze". (judge Bruce A. Gomez)
September 2021 - A WINNER IN THE 2021 AMERICAN ART AWARDS
-in Category 5. PASTELS/COLORED PENCIL – HUMAN FIGURE 6th Place-Tie with "Anna." 39x29cm Pastel on velour paper.
September 2021 - pastel painting "Beautiful day."(Self-portrait) 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 PGE Get Dusty "Human and Animal" with "Daria&Rolly". ( judge Emma Colbert )
May 2021 - 3 place of the PGE Get Dusty " a veritable nature morte " with "Nature's treasures". ( judge Dorothea Schulz )
February 2021- 3 place of the PGE 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 PGE Get Dusty "Animals-Close-Ups" with " Eye of the Fjord horse". (judge Michele Ashby)
September 2020 - Honorable mention of the PGE Get Dusty " Landscape-Mountains" with "Karwendel". (judge Marie-Christine Coupillaud )
June 2020 - Honorable mention of the PGE Get Dusty "In the kitchen" with "I am full." ( judge Lynn Howarth)
April 2020 - 2 place of the PGE Get Dusty "Animal black and white" with "Black swan" ( judge Loes Botman )
March 2020- Honorable mention of the PGE 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 PGE (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!’
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