Announcement I welcome commissions of any sort! I work in practically all visual art mediums. My specialties are needle felting, oil painting, hand-tinted darkroom photographs, Chinese style painting and calligraphy, wood sculpture, printmaking, fashion. Let me know your ideas and I will gladly make them materialize!
I welcome commissions of any sort! I work in practically all visual art mediums. My specialties are needle felting, oil painting, hand-tinted darkroom photographs, Chinese style painting and calligraphy, wood sculpture, printmaking, fashion. Let me know your ideas and I will gladly make them materialize!
jennifermaclachlan1 on Jul 21, 2016
Exactly as pictured, love it!!!
Amanda Reed on Dec 22, 2015
Love love love love. Now it just needs to get cold enough for me to wear it. Thanks for the amazing art work and excellent communication. You're an asset to the Etsy community.
My etsy shop has made it easy to show and sell my artwork worldwide and be a part of a large community of artists and collectors.
Growing up I was home schooled in the countryside by my mom who is a sculptor and my dad who is an oil painter, carpenter, and many other things. Most of my days were spent drawing and observing nature rather than doing normal school work. Learning traditional art techniques had always been very important to me so that I can play a role in keeping these beautiful methods alive during this contemporary trend of digital, nonrepresentational, and conceptual art. I make traditional artwork in a wide variety of mediums, including woodcarving, oil painting, etching, needle felting, and alternative process photography.
In college I was looking for a way to display my artwork that was piling up, but I was too busy to be applying to galleries and hanging shows. I discovered etsy at this time and was so excited by all the amazing artistic shops in it. I created my own shop right away and have been so thankful for it ever since. Here I have found fellow artists who use traditional techniques and we can recognize and appreciate the many hours of work put into each other's creations. I love etsy because it allows me to easily show and sell my work worldwide and be a part of a large community of artists and collectors.
My etsy shop focuses on my needle felted work because it is easy to ship and popular with the etsy community. Needle-felting is a labor-intensive process in which the artist stabs loose wool repeatedly with a barbed needle to matte the fibers together into a solid felt sculpture. Each piece takes many hours to complete. My ongoing series of needle-felted fashion pieces intermingle themes of old films, exotic animals, and vintage fashion. My main objectives with these wearable sculptures is to revive the everyday wear of exquisite hats, redefine the boundary between fashion and art and push the needle felting process beyond "craft" into the realm of fine art.
To see more of my work visit my website: www.rae-art.com
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I grew up in Fairfield, Iowa where I was home schooled in the country by my family of artists. I majored in art at Interlochen Arts Academy then Naropa University. I now live in Brooklyn and make traditional artwork in many mediums. www.rae-art.com
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