"Joshua Tree Blooms" Diptych by Rachel Houseman, Acrylic on Canvas
24" X 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
ColorScapes Fine Art is a series of over 3000 acrylic paintings created in honor of the sacred desert landscapes created by Artist Rachel Houseman. These paintings are filled with dynamic, unique forms & shapes from the Earth. She has an artistic background in professional stained glass and glassblowing and her paintings literally seem to radiate with a light from within them, like stained glass. Rachel loves to paint the desert landscape "Plein Air" using her bright colors. Rachel is a graduate of Goddard College, VT with a focus in Art & Healing; she also has a Master's from Prescott College, AZ in Counseling Psychology, Art Therapy & Expressive Art Therapy. In addition to this she studied Art and Art History at Richmond College in Florence, Italy.
Rachel founded her own Art Gallery in 2004: "Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery" located downtown Santa Fe, NM near the Railyard and Guadalupe Street Art District. Since pioneering her gallery in 2004, she has welcomed 100s of Sacred & Visionary Art Exhibits of both individuals & groups of artists. She also works through the medium of art events & ritual with community members promoting original vision, cultural understanding & healing.
Much of Rachel's artwork seeks to reconcile a perceived loss of connection that humans have with the natural world. In that way her paintings & artworks are prayers for healing the disconnect. She creates colorful experiences, guiding us to our true center; remembering as human beings we have the potential to sustain beauty, peace, understanding & balance within our world. As an Artist, Designer, Gallery Owner, Art Therapist & World Traveler, Rachel Houseman seeks to synergize her sublime experiences of the desert landscape and beyond through her art; bringing joy to others!