Raheem Nelson

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  1. Venice

    Date 27 Jan 2019
    The last day I spent in Los Angeles was in Venice. I loved how vibrant and colorful the waves and beaches were. It felt like being in a film because everything was so pristine. While on the Venice Pier I created this speed painting on my iPhone. I like using…

  2. DTLA

    Date 24 Jan 2019
    I painted this just before my girlfriend and I visited The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Typically I don’t paint anything on my phone but it seemed like a good idea to give Procreate Pocket another go. Sometimes I enjoy creating art that’s a little ambiguous. It allows the viewer…

  3. Visual Rap

    Date 22 Jan 2019
    This is a painting inspired by the release of my friend, C-E-O’s new single, Visual Rap. The video features the Animoji feature on iPhone X so I recreated one of the stills in my style. I used the oils brush to paint the portrait and the turpentine brush to blend. Art…

  4. Leo Chan & The Suited Racer

    Date 07 Jan 2019
    After a long hiatus over the holidays I am rejuvenated and inspired to continue portrait painting. I’m starting a brief series based on menswear influencers. Fashion is the second big passion in my life (after art) so I love when the two intersect. I paired these two pieces together because…

  5. Chinatown in Montreal

    Date 11 Dec 2018
    This fun, little speed painting was made after I got back from a trip to Montréal, Canada. I had only been there for a layover two years ago so I welcomed the chance to explore. Painting created using Procreate on iPad Pro. 

  6. Raheem Nelson Art @ CWOS Alternate Space

    Date 26 Oct 2018
    This year I will be exhibiting my paintings and prints at Yale’s West Campus for Artpsace’s City Wide Open Studios. I love participating in this event on a yearly basis. Being surrounded by fellow artists and patrons is always so much fun! I’ll be there from Saturday to Sunday. Hours…

  7. Raheem Nelson Art @ Bronx Native

    Date 15 Oct 2018
    This week I’m participating in the first BX Art Basel at The Bronx Native shop in New York City. This is part of a group show and each artist get their own week to exhibit art and this week is mine. Stop by during the week to check out my…

  8. Live Painting at CWOS

    Date 11 Oct 2018
    For the grand opening of this year’s City Wide Open Studios I was hired to live paint on my iPad. I went for a loose, gestural style to capture the mood. You can view the paintings below. All art created using Procreate. 

  9. Frank E. Brady

    Date 07 Oct 2018
    I have noticed a shift in my friend, Frank Brady. I have always known him to be focused, positive and extremely influential. As of late he has taken his public speaking, poetry and hustle to new heights. This man does not know what a glass ceiling is. It seemed like…

  10. Self Portrait

    Date 28 Sep 2018
    The last realistic looking self portrait I created was last year in December. Creating illustrations of my self is rare especially in this style. The reason for that is it’s always a little eerie to see myself emerge from a digital canvas. I used a reference photo that a friend of…

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