Today's date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
40,052 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Municipal 2018
Business Leader Banner
column width padding column width padding

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


Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.




Wellington County

Related Stories

  • Township uses new technology to build Eloras $16.5-million sewage plant
  • Centre offers many classes in new year
  • ECT hosts auditions Jan. 15
  • Township writes off taxes of over $90,000
  • AMO asks Centre Wellington to take part in municipal how to guide
  • Mayors breakfast set for Jan. 25
  • Elora team wins video competition
  • Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules
  • Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules
  • Township approves building department hike, then reneges at bylaw
  • Vet clinic donates 320 pounds of pet food
  • Radio group withdraws request for $50,000 loan from Centre Wellington
  • KIPP Elora offers training session Dec. 18
  • Murray reappointed to water board
  • Interim tax levy at 50 per cent
  • Elora Festival Singers offer holiday performances
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser





    Digital Publications


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo