Raheem Nelson

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  1. Pizza in Paris

    Date 12 Jan 2018
    After visiting Centre Pompidou I went into a bustling, nearby restaurant for a small pizza pie. The atmosphere felt right so I stayed to create a painting after I ate. A few of the waiters came over to talk to me and see what I was working on. I think…

  2. Greenwoods Counseling Referrals Video

    Date 07 Jan 2018
    With freelance work all parties (artist and client usually) have to be in agreement before any work is made public. My latest client, Greenwoods Counseling Referrals is a Connecticut based organization that connects people to various licensed therapists. My role was to create a series of time lapse illustrations that…

  3. Pancakes in Paris

    Date 05 Jan 2018
    During the last part of my trip to Paris I stumbled on an American style diner right in The Latin Quarter where I was staying. Breakfast in America is the Original American Diner in Paris and it was amazing. Being so far from home was a big adjustment so having…

  4. The Return of Little Robots

    Date 03 Jan 2018
    A few years ago I started a webcomic inspired by Peanuts, The Boondocks and The New Yorker. It was called “Little Robots” and revolved around robots and their opinions on everything from pop culture to politics. I put it out weekly on my blog and even self published a few…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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