Raheem Nelson

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  1. Event Recap: Artsmith T-Shirt Contest

    Date 20 Dec 2017
    Recently I was invited to participate in the first Artsmith T-shirt contest. It was hosted at The Gun Hill Brewery in The Bronx this past Saturday. My relationship with New York is unique because I have never actually lived there. I’ve always lived in New Haven. Still, I’m a bit of a…

  2. Rosé

    Date 17 Dec 2017
    While in Paris I frequented a small restaurant called Tabac D’Orsay. The service was good and they were more than willing to speak English. Although I think it helped that I greeted everyone in French as much as possible. Tabac was near Musee D’Orsay so I could easily grab an…

  3. Byron Burger and Fries

    Date 08 Dec 2017
    Thankfully I chose a Eurostar train later in the day so I could have a farewell lunch with some of my London friends. We went to a burger joint called Byron Burger and it was pretty great. I love trying new foods but at the end of the day if…

  4. Don’t Touch My Soul (Solange Painting)

    Date 07 Dec 2017
    One night I was out at Rudy’s in New Haven and I ran into a friend of mine. He told me about an exciting new art show that I had to get involved with. Over the next few days I received the details on the event. The show was based…

  5. French Toast

    Date 05 Dec 2017
    The morning of my last day in London was bittersweet so I knew I had to get a delicious breakfast to balance things out. I stopped at a fancy restaurant called Bronte. I sat at the pristine looking bar and ordered French Toast. As soon as it came I knew…

  6. Chicken Burger (Mayflower Pub)

    Date 08 Nov 2017
    One of the most significant things about my trip to London was that my Mom had been there years ago when she was a teenager. I was far from home but as a result I felt closer to her because of this new, shared experience. Using WhatsApp I easily shared…

  7. Garlic Bread

    Date 08 Nov 2017
    The companions to my Chicken Club sandwich were two pieces of buttery Garlic Bread. I enjoyed painting this piece because I got to experiment in Procreate with textures. Like I stated before this series is all about merging my cartooning and oil painting backgrounds. Art created using Procreate on iPad Pro…

  8. Chicken Club

    Date 08 Nov 2017
    Before making it to The London Eye I stopped in to grab some food at a nearby pub. There were a lot of different options in terms of food but “bar food” was typically my mainstay while I was there. I ordered a chicken club on a sourdough roll with…

  9. Pasta

    Date 30 Oct 2017
    After exploring Hampton Court Palace for the better part of the day I went to a nearby pub for a late lunch. I ordered a Pasta with eggplant, lime and beef to fill up after walking through all of those royal chambers.  This painting was very deceptive because I believed…

  10. Fish and Chips

    Date 17 Oct 2017
    It was Canada Day and I was in London enjoying some art museums. To get away from the crowds I went to a restaurant in Westminster. I knew I had to get some authentic Fish in Chips while in the UK so today was perfect to check that off my…

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