Raheem Nelson

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  1. City Wide Open Studios Opening Reception

    Date 09 Oct 2016
    Friday kicked off the opening reception of City Wide Open Studios. While attending events like this I like to paint live. It’s really important for networking and educating people about the type of art I do. I painted some still lives and studies of work by Eben King, Melanie Carr…

  2. Pop Art Commission

    Date 07 Oct 2016
    I’m thrilled I can finally share one of the private commissions I’ve taken on lately. With work like this you want to make sure everything is signed off on before it’s posted. The work was done for friends of a friend and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise.  It…

  3. Cottonmouth iPad Painting

    Date 03 Oct 2016
    I just finished binge watching Luke Cage and I absolutely loved it. One scene that stood out for me was with Mahershala Ali’s (House of Cards) Cottonmouth standing in front of his portrait of Biggie Smalls. I paused the episode and created this ArtRage painting to capture the scene. There…

  4. Stranger Things Event Recap

    Date 26 Sep 2016
    On Saturday I attended the Stranger Things Creators and Cast Panel at the Samsung Store in The Meatpacking District. I’m a big fan of the show and Kyle Lambert’s dynamic poster. The Duffer Brothers and Noah Schnapp (he plays Will) were on hand to talk about the show and field questions…

  5. Project Upgrade: GQ x Bloomingdale’s

    Date 19 Sep 2016
    During NYFW I also attended GQ’s Style Upgrade at Bloomingdales in Manhattan. Using Paper 53 I created some live illustrations of some mannequins and party guests. Painting live at parties is always rewarding because of the energy in the room. I love fielding questions about my work as well. All…

  6. #NYFW x Nolcha Shows Part 2

    Date 17 Sep 2016
    I was invited to ArtBeam Studios in Chelsea to check out Nolcha Shows for New York Fashion Week.   “The Nolcha Shows are a leading award winning event, held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry…

  7. #NYFW x Nolcha Shows Part 1

    Date 14 Sep 2016
    This week I was invited to ArtBeam Studios in Chelsea to check out Nolcha Shows for New York Fashion Week.  “The Nolcha Shows are a leading award winning event, held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists

  8. #NYFW Travel Essentials

    Date 12 Sep 2016
    Using Paper 53 I created a series of illustrations on some of the essential things I brought to New York for Fashion Week. Check them out below. MTA Ticket iPhone iPad Khaki Blazer Money Clip Socks Dress Shoe Khaki Suit Pants Apple Pencil Keys

  9. Website Updates

    Date 10 Sep 2016
    I made some major changes to my website last night. You can now comment on blog posts and subscribe to my iPad Art by Ra feed to receive now content regularly. Just scroll to the bottom of any page to subscribe. Lastly I am opening up commissions for the fall…

  10. New Orleans iPad Paintings

    Date 02 Sep 2016
    While the murals I recently completed in New Orleans consumed most of my time I did manage to squeeze in some iPad Painting. I mean I couldn’t resist all of the live music at various bar/restaurants on Bourbon, Frenchman, and Royal.  I was completely engrossed in the culture for a…

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