Raheem Nelson

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  1. Interview with BXTRA

    14 Jan 2018
    Last month I had an interview with Tatyana Turner, the founder of the tv show, BXTRA. It features extraordinary people and places in The Bronx. I’m a New Haven native but I spend so much time in New York I make a lot of connections. I met Tatyana at an event…

  2. Chicken Paella

    13 Jan 2018
    While in Barcelona I stayed in a neighborhood called Navas. I liked how there were places to explore nearby but nothing in my immediate surroundings was overwhelming. The famous Sagrada Familia was nearby along with many beautiful palm trees. Aside from that there were of course many wonderful places to try…

  3. Pizza in Paris

    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…

  4. Greenwoods Counseling Referrals Video

    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…

  5. Pancakes in Paris

    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…

  6. The Return of Little Robots

    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…

  7. Event Recap: Artsmith T-Shirt Contest

    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…

  8. Rosé

    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…

  9. Byron Burger and Fries

    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…

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

    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…

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