Featured Artist, Rachel Altschuler is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, August 14 through Monday, August 20. Read on to learn more about her inspiration, her process, and her work.
AUGUST 14 to AUGUST 20
For as long as I can remember I have been able to find solace in nature. It is and continues to be the biggest inspiration in my life, and my work as an artist. I have always been passionate about animals-especially birds. They have such a unique energy and spirit about them. Every type of bird has its own set of personality traits which I try to bring out in my work by paying special attention to detail in the face, and eyes. I believe the eyes are truly windows to the soul so if I am able to capture them it allows me to connect even further with each subject.
I also try to accentuate the features I see with each piece through the bold use of color, and creation of texture through purposeful brushstrokes. My work is definitely whimsical in nature, which is what I strive for. At the end of the day, I want to create work that spreads joy and makes people happy.
Altschuler will be showing her work at Pop Up on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Rd. in Kennebunk from August 14 to August 20. The gallery is open every day at 10 am. For more info about Rachel Altschuler and her work, follow this link to her website. http://www.rmaad.com