Raheem Nelson

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  1. Why Did I Choose Art?

    Date 11 Jun 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about how I got into art I’m actually not sure if I chose art or if it chose me. Art to me feels like a powerful force. It’s always on my mind whether I’m creating in the studio or…

  2. Messages Behind The Art

    Date 08 Jun 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about the meanings behind some of my paintings I did an illustration involving a pack of American Spirit cigarettes. Does that mean I promote smoking? Absolutely not. That painting captures the bar atmosphere and a moment in time. It’s…

  3. 12 Campbell’s Soup Cups

    Date 02 Jun 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about my latest Warhol inspired series Recently I revisited and expanded my Campbell’s Remix series inspired by Pop Artist, Andy Warhol. Most artists that pay homage to this iconic Warhol series render the classic can. I thought it would…

  4. ByFor Gallery and Plein Air Painting

    Date 26 May 2014
    Recently I volunteered for The Future Project’s “ByFor Gallery” showcase at High School in The Community. It was another great opportunity to support and guide young, aspiring artists and just have a good time. Like ArtWalk I had my easel on hand and people loved it. I created a few…

  5. iPad Art by Ra takes Manhattan

    Date 22 May 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be taking about my latest exhibitions I’m proud to announce that my latest exhibition is at Weill Cornell Medical Associates East Side. It’ll be running for three months with another exhibition coming soon at their west side location. I created 5…

  6. Feature in iPad Insight

    Date 18 May 2014
    I’d like to thank Patrick Jordan for the kind words and feature in his site, iPad Insight. Read the article here.

  7. Featured Illustration: Lupita Nyong’o

    Date 16 May 2014
    Welcome to my blog! I this post I will be talking about my process of painting Lupita Nyong’o Last month I got got the itch to create another realistic portrait. After much deliberation I went with Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years A Slave. Portraits like this take time so I…

  8. The 17th ANNUAL WESTVILLE VILLAGE ARTWALK: MAY 9 + 10

    Date 11 May 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I’ll be recapping my experience at Artwalk in in New Haven In my neighborhood of Westville in New Haven I participated in Artwalk for the second year. Each time I present my prints and now canvases to the public I learn more. Yes,…

  9. Fame, Fortune and Image

    Date 09 May 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I discuss ideas on pursuing fame as an artist and what that means in today’s society I had a conversation a few weeks back on what it means to be famous in 2014 compared to how it used to be. There are countless…

  10. My Approach to Realism

    Date 30 Apr 2014
    Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be talking about how I create portraits on iPad I enjoy different types of art. It keeps me invested in my craft and challenges me as an artist. Realism to me is a side project. (since the majority of my art…

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