Bio and artist statement Dolores Saul
Dolores Saul is a contemporary German award-winning pastel artist. She was born in Frankfurt/Germany in 1959. She has a daughter and lives in a small village in the Taunus region near Frankfurt with her husband.
In 2003, after several years in high-performance sports (National Powerlifting Team), she discovered water colour painting. She liked the challenge of the detailed work in this technique, but as a dental assistant and office manager, that was perhaps not surprising. After having refined her technique during several years, she accidentally saw a beautiful tango pastel that completely fascinated her with its brilliance. During a workshop with a well-known German pastel artist in Northern Germany, she first properly understood how to use balanced tonal values. After that, these good vibes led to her painting exclusively in pastel. She participated in online courses in the United States and Great Britain and learned how to use pastel colours from other master pastellists.
In 2009, she exhibited her pastels for the first time. Since then, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions and had several solo shows. Her paintings have sold in Europe and in the USA. In 2012, she won a Creative Award for a pastel on bark in Wiesbaden/Germany.
Dolores sometimes works as a freelance illustrator for children’s books and poetry volumes. She also teaches beginners in pastel art. She gives pastel painting demonstrations in Germany and abroad during art fairs and at art supply stores.
Dolores is on the board of the Arthouse Hochtaunus e. V. She is also a member of the Pastel Society of America, and a member of the Pastel Guild of Europe PGE, where she became a Signature Member in August 2017. She soon started assisting the PGE web master as website manager. In addition, she has written articles for the PGE online magazine and the Palette Magazine. Since 2016, she has been a member of the PGE board. Since November 2014, Dolores has won the PGE Get Dusty Competition eight times and has been awarded “Best of Get Dusty” in 2017. One of her pastels was nominated for the Art Award in Weilburg/Germany and many of her pastels have been accepted in international online competitions. Dolores won the landscape category in the 1st Online Juried Competition of the Pastel Guild of Europe (PGE) in 2018 and 2019 and was a finalist at the Biennale Pastel D’ Opale, Boulogne Sur Mer, in March 2020. She won 1st Place, Best of Show of the "Water" competition of the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, June 2020. The "Best of Show" she won in the competition of the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society 2022.
2017 Amthof Gallery, Bad Camberg/Germany
2016 Hotel Bad Kissingen/Germany
2015 Wehrheim Town Hall/Germany
2014 Villa Borgnis Gallery, Königstein/Germany
2013 Oberursel Town Hall/Germany
Gallery Sprachbildung Bad Vilbel/Germany
2012 Winery F. Reichert/Germany
2011 MVZ Friedrichsdorf/Germany
2010 Vertical Gallery Frankfurt/Germany
Pastel is my favourite medium. I can express all my feelings and desires through my art. Striving for realism, I hope that my paintings invite the viewer to step closer and discover the subtle details in the shadows, brilliant light and reflections. I find my inspiration by travelling to foreign places in Europe or on Hawaii. The rainforest, waterfalls, oceans, or the Hula feature my work. The waves and colours of the Pacific, and the beautiful nature of the islands of Hawaii bring the Aloha to me.
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