Rachel Brask is a Rhode Island abstract expressionist oil-painter with impressionist tendencies. Her current work explores the sensation of looking through windows during a torrential rain, observing the texture and blurring colors distorted by the rain as it drips down a window pane. Through these “Abstracted Rainy Moments” paintings, Brask seeks to show people a fresh perspective on rainy days. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions and juried shows locally, regionally, and most recently internationally in Italy. Rachel has been accepted to art residencies at the Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill at Edgewood Farm, the Golden Apple Art Residency in Maine, and was the first artist of the Tryon International Equestrian Center’s pilot art residency program. She received “Best in Show” for the “Autumn Rain” painting that started this whole rainy art journey.
Rachel is an active member of the Rhode Island art community, having served on Art League Rhode Island’s Board of Directors, being an active member of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Seekonk Artist Network, and East Providence Arts Council. Rachel earned a B.A. in Art from Houghton College, with concentrations in painting, graphic design and photography. Her professional experience also includes graphic design, education, programming and communications for nonprofits. When she is not working on a new painting in her studio, she is working on graphic designs for nonprofit and small business clients. She is passionate about sharing the art process with others through teaching private and public art classes, painting commissions, and exhibitions. She resides just outside Providence, RI with her husband, Peter. She enjoys drinking tea and finding any excuse to use puns and alliteration her daily life.
Rachel creates original oil paintings, teaches art lessons, and is currently accepting commissions for paintings.