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oil on cradled wood
16" x 12"

This piece was magical to make. The materials used were dichroic, which makes the painting's colors change at every angle you look at it. How it changes in the light, and how you move around it, makes the piece very interactive. A painting is thought to be stagnant, but this piece has life as it changes & reflects its surroundings.

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website: http://lindsayrappgallery.com
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instagram: @LindsayRapp
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Artist Statement:

I have always been drawn to the sea. The expressive nature of water is very human. The way it fluctuates and flows, I see emotional energy. Paint's fluidity is like water. I channel my feelings into each gestural brushstroke. I connect all my drawings and paintings to that philosophy of emotionally expressive, fluid paint application.

I'm inspired by the ocean's light and spectrum of palette, color, value and temperature, and how they can range from subtle to extreme. The light that illuminates water ignites my inspiration; the shimmer that catches my eye; the dancing that trances my attention. Precious materials such as mother of pearl, abalone, gold and metallics are used in my artwork to highlight the effects of the water's mysterious refractive nature. Using translucent materials such as plexiglass, light is able to pass through the paint just like how it passes through water. Light, material and space become as much a part of my painting as does the colorful paint itself.

In my work I strive to create an emotional connection or escape. My paintings are like windows to magical places, special moments, and feelings or thoughts that transcend day-to-day life. Art is something I feel is greater than me; it's something timeless and emotional. If I move one person with my art, that’s all I need to make my effort, love & sacrifice worthwhile.

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About the Artist: Lindsay Rapp

I grew up in sunny Florida around Clearwater Beach, and moved to Philadelphia, PA for my college education. I received dual degrees, one from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the other from the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is now my home where I direct an art gallery, paint daily in my studio, and sell and exhibit my artwork.

I've always loved art and played with crayolas like every little kid, but unlike others just kept on going and never stopped. At the age of four, my preschool teacher was the first to recognize my artistic ability. She entered a little crayon drawing into my first regional contest, and the next thing I knew, I found myself on TV receiving my first award. When my father realized my love for art, he studied every drawing book he could to help nurture my skill. By age 11, my desire to learn grew beyond our collection of books. That was when my private painting tutor Carolann Mancuso entered my life. Practically every day, I would rush out from school to Mrs Mancuso's art studio to learn more about painting. She mentored my artistic career from middle school through high school. I am so thankful for how supportive my family has been throughout my life about my dreams, goals and passion for art.

The University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts were both amazing colleges to experience. Hand in hand they stretched my mind, imagination, and curiosity in ways I never even knew were possible. They challenged and grew my core foundations of art, thought, work ethic and spirituality. They better equipped me with the grit necessary to achieve my artistic dreams.


These days I often travel home to Florida and to California as well. I opened Lindsay Rapp Gallery here in Philadelphia in July of 2015. I paint daily in my attached artist studio space, meet wonderful people who pass through the gallery, and sell original paintings, prints and commissioned pieces both online and in the gallery.

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website: http://lindsayrappgallery.com
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instagram: @LindsayRapp
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Serenity ~ Original Painting

$300.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: oil paint, mylar, wood
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
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