Exhibition Photos from Rainy Moments at Clad In

Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask, article by Paula Martisian

BankRI Galleries featured Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask on exhibition March-April 2018. The following is an article written by curator Paula Martesian. Continue reading

Exhibition Photos: Gallery Night PVD at BankRI with Rachel Brask

On April 19, 2018 BankRI Gallery Turks Head hosted Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask for Providence Gallery Night, held on the third Thursday of each month in season.

New Class: Coloration Exploration June-July 2018

Thursdays 6-7:30pm, June 14-July 19, 2018
Fuller Creative Learning Center
260 Dover Ave, East Providence, RI

In this new art class for adults, Rhode Island artist Rachel Brask will help students learn to understand the world of colors. Participants will learn the history of different pigments, the emotional associations with different colors, and of course, the mixing and use of each main color.

Registration required as space is limited. 

Contact: Ryan McCauley   4012283903   fullercreativelearning@gmail.com

Location: Fuller Creative Learning Center

Photos from Artboretum Exhibition at DeBlois Gallery

Here are just a few photos from the opening reception and exhibition of “Artboretum: Creative Cultivations” featuring three artists: Rachel Brask, Virginia Purviance and Shawndavid Berry.


BankRI Turks Head Gallery to feature Rachel Brask for Gallery Night Providence April 19

You know what they say…April showers bring May flowers! During the month of April our Turks Head Gallery is hosting “Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask.” What began as a single moment of inspiration from a window fogged with rain and glimmering with color from the autumn leaves outside has turned into an obsession. Having perfected a technique to emulate the beauty of nature, Rachel’s unique works incorporate thick dots of oil paint aided by viscous stand oil to morph into one-of-a-kind shapes and eye-catching blends of color. While the stand oil requires 72 hours of continuous movement to works its magic, each painting takes several weeks to reach the tacky stage and months to dry completely. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to see Rachel’s paintings; they’re currently on display during our Gallery hours of: Monday-Wednesday from 8:30am to 4pm, and Thursday/Friday between 8:30am-5pm.

Since being inspired by a window fogged with rain and glimmering with color from the autumn leaves outside, Rachel has spent the last several years perfecting a technique she developed using paint and stand oil to emulate the beauty created by nature. From warm blues melting into cool gray lavenders, to deep rusty browns that dissolve into a warm orange, each of Rachel’s paintings is a study in a field of color.

We’re looking to get your weekend started a little early the week of April 19 week when we host our 2nd Gallery Night Reception of the year Thursday evening, April 19, at Turks Head from 5pm-8:30pm. Featuring “Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask,” the night will also include live music from guitarist Mark Armstrong and light refreshments.

While we’re sure you’ve had your fill of rain over the past few days, we promise you’ll enjoy Rachel’s works, which combine oil paint and viscous stand oil to create blends of color that emulate the beauty of nature and ensure no two paintings are alike. We hope to see you Thursday, but if you can’t make it, please remember that Rachel’s paintings will be on display until May 2nd.

Rachel Brask Paintings at Clad In for April-May 2018

Clad In will host oil paintings by Rachel Brask for the months of April and May 2018. This exhibition will feature the most recent “Abstracted Rainy Moments” paintings by Brask, recently painted during a two-week art residency at Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill’s Edgewood Farm, located on Cape Cod. Throughout the residency, Brask scouted out potential locations and landscapes that she could photograph as reference images to inspire new scenes for her to paint, then to have it “rain” on her painting compositions.

There will be an artist reception on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30pm. Come out for some light refreshments, meet the artist, and see how the the shop is curated to have the artwork and fashionware complement one another.

Day 13: My Truro Art Residency Saturday #2- Last Day & Final Post

The day has finally arrived — the day that I must leave Edgewood Farm after an amazing 2 weeks. This is my last post and conclusion to this series.

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Day 12: My Truro Art Residency (Friday #2)

Today was my last full studio day…would I be able to finish those final two blank canvases?  Continue reading

Day 11: My Truro Art Residency (Thursday #2)

Today was about getting ready for our artist in residency open studio for the public… Continue reading

Day 10: My Truro Art Residency (Wednesday #2)

Day 10 continues with a mad frenzy to complete my painting goal, coupled with a long night… Continue reading

Day 9: My Truro Art Residency (Tuesday #2)

Now that I’m into my second week of the residency, I realize I only have a few more days to accomplish what I hoped to with my art…

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Day 8: My Truro Art Residency (Monday #2)

In today’s edition, grogginess, procrastination, and texture studies…

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Day 7: My Truro Art Residency (Sunday)

Now I could finally open the special package I found packed among my art supplies, marked “Do not open until Week 2 – March 18.” What could be in the box? Continue reading

Day 6: My Truro Art Residency (Saturday)

The artventure continues.

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