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Blick zum Meer II, 30 x 125 cm, 2012
Pastel Journal Bronze Medal Award
© Astrid Volquardsen
I am proud to announce that I was awarded the bronze medal in the 14th Pastel 100 competition for my painting »View to the sea.« Every year this prestigious international competition is held by the Pastel Journal and this time over 2000 artist took part.
I am deeply honored because this awards is given by some of the best pastel painters around, whose work I admire. Juror Liz Haywood- Sullivan remarks, the painting »has captured perfectly a windswept coastline, with beautiful subtle values and a supporting composition.«
The March/April issue of the Pastel Journal is featuring all winners and the editor Sarah Strikely again has done an interview with me. Covering five pages further works of my are shown and in the article you get a pretty good insight about my development in the past two years.
I have taken this award as an opportunity for a new video shooting which gives insight in my work as a pastel artist. We went to the port of Hamburg, the Northfriesien island Sylt and of course you can watch me as I work in my studio.
I have added this winning pastel painting in the video and the camera shows many details.
We have created an English version of the video for my international readers. I hope you enjoy it.
The August issue of the Pastel Journal is available from the Pastel Journal website as download version for 6,99 Dollar.
»Home at Sea«, Pastel Journal 08/2011
(c) The Pastel Journal
I am very happy to let you know that my work is featured in the current issue of the Pastel Journal (August 2011). The interviews with the diverse pastel artists and their various techniques have always been a great inspiration to me over the years.
I was very surprised and happy when the Pastel Journal asked for an interview. Sarah Strikley and her team have done a terrific job and I am very proud to be part of this issue. Those who are interested to purchase the Pastel Journal please visit their website: www.pasteljournal.com