Hello All and Happy Spring!!
I am VERY excited to announce, I will be participating in Recipe a new gallery exhibit opening next month at The Vendue Hotel in Charleston. This is a huge step for my art career and I couldn't be in better company.
~ Cannot wait to share more. Stay tuned! ~
Get Well Soon @ The Southern
I am so excited to start off this holiday season by participating in a small works show. "Get Well Soon" has over 100 participating artists and 460 pieces displayed. Each piece is 5" x 7" on paper, ranging from $50 - $200. Charleston City Paper called the show "a cure for seasonal affective disorder." The show opened on Black Friday, allowing a shift of focus onto supporting local businesses and artists. (We) are the people that make this city a unique place. My personal highlight from the show was seeing Hollie Chastain's work also on display. I have followed Hollie for years, initially discovering her collage work on Pinterest. Her work always makes me SO happy. I purchased her piece "Someone to Cheer You Up" as a reminder that anything is possible if you put in the work and put yourself out there!
---> Here is the link to The Southern's gallery shop <---
One of my closest friends from growing up in Southern New Hampshire tied the knot earlier this month. It was such a beautiful evening full of love, friends, and laughs that will be remembered for years to come. I've waited until after the wedding to share the piece I made for their wedding gift.
If you are interested in getting custom lettering for your business, home or for a special gift , please reach out via my contact page and share your idea! The holidays will be here before we know it! Hope you all have had a lovely September.
Thank you for reading xo
This illustration was created for an article highlighting Camellia Brand kidney beans in the second publication of Peach Dish magazine. I had so much fun with this illustration, starting with graphite, working in woodcraft paint markers, then transitioning to working digitally for the final touches.
Process for my most recent illustration " Common Kitchen Measurements
These past few weeks I have been trying to resolve what EXACTLY I feel most passionate about creating. Every day I have been dabbling in various creative projects including:
unique hand lettering
greeting card designs
original chalkboard paintings
Pattern creation is somewhat of an obsession of mind. I am addicted to shopping in all kinds of new and re-used item stores analyzing pattern, color and textures of fabric. When I find a color / pattern that SCREAMS "RACHAEL THIS IS SO YOU" there is nothing more satisfying than taking that item home. With this in mind, I have been more focused on trying to create personal work that is just that - personal. Colors I like, shapes I like, things I would purchase myself, things that I save for myself to constantly revisit for inspiration. All of these elements are how I made myself be decisive about what I was going to create today.
I am extremely excited to share this creation. Here is what I would consider my first successful repeat pattern! I may have clapped upon its completion...... SO much excitement and inspiration overflowing in me.
Thank you for viewing, and I hope you enjoy! xx