Nathalie Equall

Painting the Pacific NW in pastel and oil

Art Show Updates



Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Plein Air Art Show

Chehalem Cultural Center

Newberg, OR

2nd weekend in July

Free admission

Painter's Showcase of Portland Annual Show

Grand Hotel in Bridgeport

Tualatin, OR

August 23-25 

Complimentary wine and cheese reception 5 pm Fri & Sat

Free admission

Colorful Expressions

April 7-May 30

Calvin Presbyterian Gallery

Tigard, OR

meet the artist reception 4/7/19 11am-noon

Washington County Plein Air

-Hillsboro, OR

-First Place- Quick Draw Award,

First Things First, pastel

Painters Showcase Annual Show

-The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport

-First Place- Sanctuary, pastel

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival

-2nd weekend in July

-Chehalem Cultural Center

-Newberg, OR


​-Southern Oregon Plein Air
     -June 27-July 1, 2017
     -Medford, OR
     -2nd Place- Summer Song, pastel

      -Quick Draw Award- Red Door, pastel
      -Quick Draw Award- First Glance

-Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Show

     -July 7-9 2017
     -honorable mention- Going Wild, pastel
     -Judge- Scott Gellatly
     -artist's choice award- At Last, pastel

Aug 18-20, 2017
Portland Painter's Showcase  Annual Show
      -The Grand Hotel,  Tigard, OR

     -25 artists

     -Free admission

     -wine and cheese receptions @ 5pm Fri & Sat

September 1-30, 2017
 Yaquina Plein Air
      -Exhibit/Sale- September 1-30, 2017
      -Yaquina River Museum of Art, Toledo, OR

Sept 13-Oct 24, 2017

Umpqua Plein Air

     -Paintout-September 13-16

     -Reception Sept 16 2pm-4pm

     -Exhibit open 9/16-10/24/2017

     -Umpqua Valley Art Association

     -Roseburg, OR

September 30-Nov 4 2017
Plein Air@Washington County

      -Sept 27-30 Paintout

      -Reception 9/30 5-8 pm
      -Exhibit/Sale 9/30-11/4/2017

      -Sequoia Gallery, Hillsboro, OR

  • ​Tall Tales oil  36x36

​Florence Thurman (Artist's Choice) Award

Painter's Showcase 2016  sold

Painting the Flora and Fauna of the Pacific NW

​Nathalie Equall

Artist, Nathalie Equall,  with her canine assistant, Bubba Jones.  

Honorable Mention

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2015

Untamed   12x12 plein air pastel  sold

Best In Show

2015 Oregon Society of Artists Spring Juried Show

Bliss  12x12 pastel ​​ sold

First Place

 Yamhill Lavender Festival 2012

Wild Daydreams  12x12 plein air pastel  sold

Red Door

plein air pastel    12x12 

Quick Draw Award Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017


 Pastels are sticks of pure pigment-the same pigment that is in other paint such as oil or watercolor.  The pigment is mixed with a small amount of binder to hold it together in stick form.  It is essentially dry paint.    

Pastel paintings are made on an archival surface, such as paper or board with enough tooth to allow the pigment to grip or stick to the paper. Nathalie paints on artist's archival sanded paper, usually mounted to archival foamcore or masonite.  Pastel paintings are best displayed framed behind glass to keep them from smudging.    


 A plein air painting is simply a painting that has been created outdoors, in the open air.  

Plein air competitions are  where artists work outdoors, and usually have some type of time limits and/or boundaries which in which they must complete their paintings.  The paintings must be conceived and completed outdoors, in whatever conditions Mother Nature decides to make available.    

Painting plein air is usually exhilarating, sometimes frustrating, and always memorable.