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THE PAINTER JOSÉ DEL RIEGO

   

       In José del Riego’s life (* Oviedo, Spain, 1960) various elements are mixed. With a full university education (BS in Biology from the University of Oviedo-Final Year awards and Extraordinary Degree / University Specialist in Archival / Philosophy and Theology in Oviedo) he was also a student at the Oviedo School of Arts, where for six years he studied drawing; his teachers were, among other painters, Adolfo A. Folgueras, Magin Berenguer and Bernardo Sanjurjo.

          Love of painting has been a constant throughout his life. As a painter and amateur artist from childhood he used oil, watercolour and pen and ink drawing. In the late 90s Jose  discovered the medium of pastel, and the discovery changed  his dedication to painting.  The characteristics of pastel seemed perfect for what he was looking for.  Initially a self-taught artist,  Jose later delved into the technique with some master pastellists in France. He is now practically a full time professional artist .

        Enjoying Pastel, with its immediacy and painterly qualities, with its warm lighting and rich, pure colours, Jose del Riego has become a wholehearted enthusiast of this technique which is unjustly, not very well known in Spain. A member since 2006 of International Association Art du Pastel en France,  Jose is one of the founding members  of the Spain Pastel Society - ASPAS, and he is  its first (and current) President.

      José del Riego paints almost all subjects: landscape, portrait, figure (human, animals, flowers, still life), seeking not to be pigeon-holed into a single theme.

          His stated goal as a painter: to convey the beauty and love of life.

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José DEL RIEGO  is member of the next pastel societies:

  • ASPAS - Pintores Pastelistas Españoles (signature member)

  • ART DU PASTEL EN FRANCE

  • PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

  • POLAND PASTEL SOCIETY

  • TPA -TAIWAN PASTEL ASSOCIATION - (honorary member)

  • SALON DU PASTEL EN BRETAGNE

  • PASTEL PERIGORD

     

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DEMONSTRATIONS

Some videos painting pastel:

 


DEMO 1

 
DEMO 2


DEMO 3


DEMO 4

     

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