Rachel Brask Artworks - Fine Art by Rachel Brask

East Providence, Rhode Island

RBraskArtworks is taking a short break


Note from shop owner This shop is temporarily paused. All orders placed before 12/1/2020 will be fulfilled; no new orders can be accepted after this date for now until the shop reopens.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 2, 2020

This shop is temporarily paused. All orders placed before 12/1/2020 will be fulfilled; no new orders can be accepted after this date for now until the shop reopens.

Rachel Brask Artworks

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Rachel Brask Artworks


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About RBraskArtworks

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On Etsy since 2009

I like to create visual puzzles with color intricacies...

“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.” ~ Paul Klee

Color has always been a part of me, and has possessed me, and no matter what I do or where I go, I see and contemplate color. The various human responses to color fascinate me, and I enjoy exploring the many facets of color and its many expressive qualities. I am especially interested in how the human mind responds psychologically and emotionally to color, and the contexts through which color is perceived. Through each painting I would like the viewer to personally experience some kind of emotional reaction. Not all paintings are intended to be intrinsically beautiful, just as some emotions are not.

Through oil paints on canvas, I strive abstractly to represent the layers of consciousness that are part of our human existence, some which only appear far below the common surface. Each person has a series of layers with which they always live, showing one layer to the world and then experiencing another undiscovered layer much further down; often these layers are reflective of a person’s childhood, memories, decisions, emotions, hurts, healings, thoughts and insight.

Through organic shapes mingling with geometric shapes, the structure and spontaneity of the human mind both coexist. Through the texture and movement of brushstrokes I strive to accentuate the expression of the colors’ intent. I strive to incorporate the transparency of layers and color combinations to capture certain psychological expressions and states of mind.

The subject matter of my exploration emerges in swirling, emergent and organic forms that vary in tone, hue and intensity. I seek to highlight the underlying subliminal expressions of the mind and the many layers that are hidden beneath, especially in the layers furthest from the surface. As the many different facets of color fascinate me, so do the different aspects of people, and how the layers of memories, thoughts, experiences, upbringing and decisions all build upon one another and overlap to form the amorphous hidden inner image of the person one encounters.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2011
Rachel Brask Artworks is the operation of artist, Rachel Brask, to create, share and sell expressive and vibrant works of original art for people like you to own or give the gift of color to others. Through oil paints on canvas, Rachel Brask Artworks provides an interpretation of the world to invite viewers into a place where they can look at the same art over again and still find a new element every time they see it.
Rachel Brask Artwork products and services include: original impressio-abstract oil paintings, fine art limited edition giclee prints, commissioned custom paintings and graphic design.
I like creating visual puzzles with my hands, and using color as my primary medium. I've always been captivated by color, from my very early childhood where I pretended I could capture rainbows and keep them for myself. Instead of keeping my rainbows, I decided to share them with the wider world through offering them for sale here on Etsy. When I'm not creating a new painting, shipping purchased prints, or participating in art shows, I enjoy a great cup of coffee and conversation. I enjoy writing, reading, walking outside and speaking/listening to the Spanish language. I enjoy traveling and meeting new and interesting people.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you wish to cancel a sale or have a payment returned before the item has shipped, please contact Rachel Brask Artworks via email immediately and the payment will be returned to you electronically through PayPal within 24 hours of your notification.
If you are unsatisfied with an item, you may exchange an item, or receive store credit of equal value, within 14 days of receiving the original purchase. Any shipping costs related to the shipping of the exchanged/returned item will be at the expense of the buyer.
Payment is accepted through PayPal, which also accepts all major credit cards: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER and debit cards with a VISA/MC logo.

RBraskArtworks is PayPal Verified. To see confirmed Verified status, click here: https://www.paypal.com/us/verified/pal=RBraskArtworks%40gmail%2ecom

Checks and Money Orders will also be accepted. If you prefer to purchase an item via check or money order, email RBraskArtworks [!at] gmail.com to arrange for check/money order payment.
Once payment has cleared, the bought item will be processed and shipped within 24 hours.

All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days), with insurance and delivery confirmation. If you require different shipping arrangements than this, or expedited shipping, email me at rbraskartworks [!at] gmail.com.

Will ship internationally. If you are outside the U.S. email RBraskArtworks [!at] gmail.com to discuss international shipping arrangements.

All flat prints are wrapped in tissue paper, than wrapped securely in either bubble wrap or recycled-paper materials. They are packed in either a cardboard flat envelope or a flat box, depending on if multiple prints are ordered. Each order comes with a packing slip, receipt, and signed certificate that this item was indeed bought directly from the artist.

If you would like to send your order as a gift to another address, I offer gift-wrapping and a hand-written note for your recipient to open with a smile. If you would like gift wrapping, please indicate GIFT WRAPPING PLEASE on your order "notes" and the type of occasion (holiday, wedding, birthday, etc). Indicate what you would like included in a hand-written note. I will then invoice you via PayPal for a mere $2.00 for the gift-wrapping and the note.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in purchasing an Original Painting version of any of the prints posted here or on www.RachelBraskArt.com, email RBraskArtworks [!at] gmail.com to inquire about availability and pricing.

Rachel Brask Artworks also accepts commissions for custom artwork. If you see something you like and would like to request a custom painting suited to your idea and needs, send an email to RBraskArtworks [!at] gmail.com and Rachel will contact you to further discuss your request.

(C)2009, Rachel M. Brask, All Rights Reserved.
Buying a print or original painting does not constitute buying copyright or reproduction rights to the image. The Artist reserves all reproduction rights to all images produced by Rachel M. Brask. Artwork images may not be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express, written consent of the Artist.