Raheem Nelson

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  1. Art Video: An Ode to Childish Gambino

    04 Mar 2017
    Recently I created a series of paintings inspired by Childish Gambino’s album, “Awaken, My Love!” Check out the art video behind the paintings below…

  2. From The Elm to The Empire: The Inspirations

    28 Feb 2017
    Jorge Colombo, David Hockney, and Edward Hopper were my main inspirations behind the creation of this book. The layout is loosely inspired by Jorge’s artbook of iPhone paintings, New York. In it he captured his perspective of the city. I was inspired to capture New Haven and New York since…

  3. Shake Up Your Perspective, Shake Out Creativity

    22 Feb 2017
    Today I’m sharing a guest blog by Larry Mager from ReadyBrain.net. Check it out below… Americans tend to categorize themselves as “creative” or “not creative”. The truth is that anyone can be creative. By changing your perspective, working within your boundaries, and changing your surroundings, you can improve your creative output…

  4. From The Elm to The Empire: The Process

    21 Feb 2017
    Each painting in this book was created in a variety of ways. First I chose an app on my iPad I wanted to paint with. I limited myself to Procreate, Brushes Redux, Sketchbook Pro, and ArtRage. The amount of time I had available usually dictated what app I used.  The…

  5. Revamping Old Work

    20 Feb 2017
    MY current body of work revolves around Portraits, Pop Art and Landscape Art. This was not always the case though. My first entry into art was actually comics. I was inspired by Sonic The Hedgehog by Archie Comics, Marvel and DC Comics. I emulated them until I developed my own…

  6. American Fango

    15 Feb 2017
    In Greenwich last week I was invited to watch the amazing indie film, American Fango. Afterward I got a chance to create some live paintings of the Director and Producer that were also in attendance. Art created using Procreate on iPad Pro.

  7. From The Elm to The Empire: The Concept

    14 Feb 2017
    I was born and raised in New Haven, CT. Since I was very young I’ve been passionate about the arts. That passion brought me to New York City where I attended The School of Visual Arts. Since I graduated I have been traveling back and forth between New Haven and…

  8. Murals at Royal Sushi & Bar

    14 Feb 2017
    I’m happy to announce as of October, Royal Sushi and Bar is open for business. My murals are prominently featured on their restaurant walls for all to see. If you’re in New Orleans you can visit them at 1913 Royal St, New Orleans, LA. There website can be found at…

  9. From The Elm to The Empire: The Covers

    08 Feb 2017
    Today I’m revealing the cover and back cover to my artbook, From The Elm to The Empire. The concept of the book is a visual journal of my experiences in New Haven and New York City. From The Elm to The Empire goes on sale April 13th on Lulu.com There…

  10. Gather Out of Star-Dust Recap

    06 Feb 2017
    Recently I went to Gather Out of Star-Dust at The Beinecke Library. It was a party for the Harlem Renaissance themed exhibition that is currently running there. Check out the paintings I made below. Art created using ArtRage on iPad Pro.

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