Raheem Nelson

#WhereIsRa?: Central Park West and DUMBO

Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest endeavors in New York City.

Last weekend was very exciting and eventful. On Saturday I participated in “Innovation of Art” An International Fine Arts Exhibition in New York City. It was a group show held at the West Park Gallery. Like my Orbit Gallery showing I brought my easel and iPad to create some paintings from life. Attendees came over to my work station in droves as I worked. It was an amazing experience and a great turnout. I exhibited my Ellen Page iPad Canvas Print. On Sunday before I left New York I stopped by DUMBO, Brooklyn to paint from life. For those that don’t know DUMBO means Directly under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. There’s a park and it’s right by the water with an incredible view of Manhattan. It was a crowded area and I very quickly had onlookers watching me work. Before I knew it people were taking photos of me like paparazzi. There were a lot of eyes on me. I ended up running out of cards because I networked with so many people. It was a wonderful experiment and I will be going back to DUMBO to keep generating buzz before moving to a different spot in NYC. I’d also like to give a special shoutout to Jeff Chery for taking amazing photos of me while I painted and Jean Paul Germain for coming through to support my events.

DUMBO Shoot. Photo taken by Jeff Chery

West Park Gallery

Me and artist, Jean Paul Germain

Manhattan Bridge iPad Painting

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