Rachel Christine Nelson

Mixed Media 2D & 3DOther

About the Artist

I’m still not sure how I became an artist. It was a process to discover that I was, and it continues to be something I come to terms with. At my very darkest moments, it is the one thing that I know that I want to do when everything else seems confusing. I tried to deny it for a long time; blowing it off because I thought it should be left to ones with talent. I could not see that in myself. But it kept creeping back in; I had dreams about painting, dreams that my paintings were covering walls of museums. It eventually became undeniable. So here I am. I have many philosophies, in fact, creating philosophies about life through my process of art-making is one of my favorite things to do. Making art is engaging with life first-hand. You are faced with real dilemmas, decisions, as well as revelations. One might think this is ridiculous, how could it be that serious? It is what life is. However you perceive life to be.

Pronouns: She/Her

Rachel Christine Nelson
Photo credit: Rachel Nelson

About the Process

With my artwork, no “medium” is off limits. From shoe polish to spackling to beeswax and paint. Sometimes I don’t think life will be long enough to do all the things I want to do with it. My process is largely intuitive. I have always been a deep thinker and I find that abstract art makes more sense to me, or it is what suits me best. In Jungian terms I am a feeler vs. thinker. I believe feelings and emotions are abstract and best described with a line or color or shape and size. I’m like a lot of other artists, I get inspiration from studying other artists. I also get inspiration sometimes just from an idea such as the realization that I could put encaustic medium on top of spackling. That is one of the most exciting thoughts I’ve had all year in fact! It gets really nerdy. I let the medium I’m using inform me of it’s properties and what it wants to do and I follow the flow from that point on. It’s like a dance.

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Contact & Purchase Information

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Pricing Information: Less than $150, $151 to $500, $501 to $1000, Over $1001

If you are interested in purchasing a piece, you can message me at sliverofspace@gmail.com or through social media: https://www.instagram.com/rachelnelsonart/, https://www.facebook.com/RachelNelsonArt/ | Coming soon in the near future: rachelnelsonartist.com which you will be able buy art from directly. Follow me on IG or FB to stay updated!

Contact Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelNelsonArt/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelnelsonart/
Phone: (520) 477-9399
Email: sliverofspace@gmail.com

Studio Information
Steinfeld Warhouse; Studio J
Address: 101 W. 6th Street Studio J, Tucson, Arizona, 85701, [ Map it! ]
Studio Website: https://www.steinfeldwarehouse.org/steinfeld-artists-galleries-1
Studio Phone: (520) 477-9399