Steffi Decker was born in Thuringia/Germany in 1965. She came to art early and is mainly self-taught; since 2011 she has been studying painting with Patrick Devonas. She has shown her work since 2011 in several exhibitions. During her time as a member with PGE she won the Get Dusty several times. In 2013, her painting ‘Sammy V’ got an honourable mention in the Pastel Journal’s ‘Pastel 100’competition in the Animal/Wildlife category. In 2014, she was featured in the 'International Artist' magazine.

 

‘My inspiration’

‘I love and respect animals and my aim and my passion is finding ways to

express my inner most emotions with regards to living things.

 

We are happy to announce that we have a new sponsor for our Get Dusty Competition:

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 'Unison Colour pastels were created 'by artists for artists' & were
> introduced onto the market in 1987 by John Hersey, a highly respected artist
> who after several years of experimentation created Unison Colour soft
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"Let´s rock!"

The winner is Brigitte Courté and she rocks the competition with "Baywood Park".

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Second place goes to Kerstin Birk with her "Rocks at Lake Bolsena". Third place is Annika Östmann with "Kvarken Archipelago".

Kerstin Birk wins the set softpastels handmade by our sponsor Goran Becin.

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Margaret Evans is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists and is a highly respected tutor and author of several books and DVDs on art.

As a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, she promotes pastels and teaches invitational workshops internationally.  She also runs her own Paintaway Programme of art courses which take place all over the world.

Read more about Margaret in the November/December issue of The Pastel Scribbler.

Thank you so much, Margret Evans, for jugdeing this competition!

There are still a few days left to enter a painting 'that rocks' into the September 'Get Dusty', so go for it! If you are more of an animal painter then why don't you already start thinking about what to enter into our October competition? The theme is 'Animal', the challenge is 'A visit to the zoo'. What we are looking for is a figure or portrait of an animal you find in zoos. That means, no cats or dogs, and certainly no savannah or rain forest background. We would of course prefer it if you used your own photos. If you use another person's photo, please DO NOT forget to give him or her the credit. Paintings which do not state the author, will be disqualified. Happy painting!