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Work of Rachel Albano showcased

ELORA - Rachel Albano describes her abstract artworks as energetic, vibrant and colourful to provide inspiration for those who view her abstract art.

On Jan. 29, Barb Lee, chair of the Elora Arts Council, introduced Albano and her work to members of Centre Wellington council.

The work on display is part of the art in public places program.

Albano is an abstract painter from Elora. She was recently selected for the exhibition “20 Emerging Artists You Should Know” at the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto and she is represented by Koyman Galleries in Ottawa and PI Fine Arts in Toronto.

Of highest importance to Rachel is the feeling the viewer experiences from her art.

If her intuitive process of covering and revealing layers, combining rough, textural marks with watery, ephemeral drips can create a painting that emanates hope and inspiration, then she has achieved her goal, she says.

She describes herself as an active painter, along with her husband and three children, living in Elora.

She studied fine arts at the University of Guelph and was influenced by professors who were abstract painters from the Elora area.

“Their drive towards abstract art was contagious,” she said.

Albano said she began showing her work, first at outdoor shows, and later at more prestigious juried shows and exhibitions.

“Over the years I’ve developed a following at shows and on social media,” she said.

Albano noted that this past summer she posted the image of a recently finished painting. One of those following Albano travelled to her next show and purchased the artwork.

“The power of abstract art is that by combining colour, texture, and form ... a painting can evoke a response in a viewer,” she said.

 

February 9, 2018

 
 

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