Current Artist: Rachel Glaze
Rachel Glaze is a graphic designer and oil painter born and raised in Atlanta. She graduated from Lakeside High School and the University of Georgia, where she studied Studio Art and Advertising. While she enjoys the structure and problem-solving aspects of graphic design, she loves the freedom and physical qualities of oil painting.
During college, Rachel had the opportunity to study abroad at Lamar Dodd School of Art’s Cortona campus in the heart of Tuscany. That experience, along with her love of the outdoors, has spurred her interest in landscape painting. Much of her work uses paint to explore patterns in nature and to express the beauty she sees in the world around her. She loves the dichotomy between organic forms and processes and structured systems and patterns, both of which occur in the natural world.
Rachel often starts with fragments of real places or memories and builds them into new mysterious environments with recognizable imagery as well as hints of the imaginary. She aims to convey the unparalleled beauty of nature through the textures and movement that only a painting can express.
Apart from painting, Rachel enjoys running, rock climbing, reading, and coffee.