Monday, May 4, 2009

Rachel Austin

Rachel Austin is a Portland, Oregon based artist. She creates fantastic pieces that are all different but have a few common themes running throughout, maps being one of them. If you look, many of her pieces are painted onto a map, then she takes a name from the map to name the painting.
Many of her paintings have to do with flight as well. Birds, planes, paper airplanes are all common elements to many of her works. I love the organic nature of the pieces. I’m really digging her colourful and abstract florals as well, so many lovely textures and bold shapes!
Her shop has a good variety of items... everything from jewellery, magnets and little pocket mirrors to prints and lots of original art!
Click on the post title to check out her lovely shop!


Stacey said...

I just met Rachel and purchased a piece of her work this weekend at a show in Los Angeles. Her work is sooo beautiful, it was difficult to choose only one and on top of it she is super sweet.

Rachel Austin said...

Thank you Stacey! It was great to meet you too this weekend! : )