Welcome!
Look around and enjoy :o)

I work with a variety of mediums:oil, acrylic, colored pencil, & digital.

A bit of background about myself
I grew up behind an art school in Hollywood where my friends and I would sneak in on weekends and look at the glorious mess the students had made during the week. (We also saw a great deal of art.) Across the street, on Camrose Avenue, an artist colony thrived. This is where I spent my childhood. I spent hours watching these artists and asking them about their techniques. I would go home and try to imitate them. I was a spectacular failure.

Nevertheless, I still loved how vibrant colors caressed the canvas. My uncle, Al Boime, Professor of art history at UCLA. As I grew older I became interested in all the creative arts—dance, theater, music—you name it.

After college, I picked up the brush once more and have been painting and drawing ever since-along with teaching and participating in various entrepreneur adventurous (one being this web site which has been a most rewarding experience.)


Statement
Art takes the invisible soul and brings it forth into the physical realm. The artist is a vehicle for bringing unseen realities into the world —sometimes creating a new vision of the concrete, tangible objects surrounding us and sometimes
helping to open the abstract realities of the soul —a reality which cannot be grasped with the mind nor senses.
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[An artist] must be able to penetrate the true essence of
the object and transform his impression into a picture with
physical dimensions.

This artistic production reveals to the viewer that which he
could not recognize on his own, an essence that was
obscured by superficial layers.

Only an artist has the skill to reveal the inner dimensions
of an object, thus enabling the observer to see it with a
different perspective, and to realize the limitations of his
previous awareness"

- The Rebbe.
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Influences

Salvador Dali
Pablo Picasso
Vincent Van Gogh
Peter Max
Jim Warren
All the moving and inspirational work in the local galleries and museums and the Internet.

Found Myself Art Gallery
Flickr

  • Joined: August 2007

Journal

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanksgiving and Gratitude / Thanksgiving and gratitude are two qualities we all need more of. I bummed a few quotes from http://colleenscorner.com/Gratitude.html. I think Colleen is awesome for collecting these. / Gratitude / “Thank God—every morning when you get up—that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to…
Posted about 8 years – Leave a comment

adding a blogger icon to your profile

For those of you with Blogger— / This morning I’ve been working on a blogger icon for my Red Bubble profile. Here is what I came up with in Photoshop. The background is transparent so you can use it for any colored background. You are welcome to use it. Let me know if you need any help. / My Blog / Rachel’s Art Journal
Posted about 8 years – Leave a comment

found Red Bubble

Wow! I’m so glad I just rediscovered this site. (A year ago, it still had some obstacles, and I grew frustrated and gave up.) Way to go Red Bubble!
Posted about 8 years – 2 comments
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