My old bonsai competition friend from the NTC at the EBA convent in France 2002, Pavel Slovák (who won the competition back then) guested the Danish Bonsai Society annual meeting Saturday. We have met in between that time in 2002 and as always Pavel is a friendly and kind person to be around. And not the least. He is an excellent bonsai artist with great growing skills. Pavel has a great knowledge that he likes to share, together with his artistic sense and good eye for designing bonsai.
For the fun of it, this was my New Talent Competition tree in 2002 at Trevaréz in France. Unfortunately I am not sure which one Pavel did as the winning tree and have no photos of it. But it for sure was good, because Pavel was talented already at that time.
16 years later (Saturday 26 of May 2018) Pavel Slovák made a demo and presentation working on a Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris. A great result from a tricky material, design-wise. Look forward to meet up with Pavel again at another occasion.