Raheem Nelson

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  1. Online Shop

    25 Jan 2018
    My online shop has been revamped and is open for business! I’ll be selling prints from my series of iPad Paintings on London, Paris, Barcelona, New York and New Haven. The print sizes range from 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14. Simply visit the home page and click Store to get started…

  2. Suit Series Illustration

    23 Jan 2018
    I rarely do self portraits. Usually I would rather illustrate another subject and it’s a little eerie to see myself emerge from my digital canvas. Still, I knew I was overdue for a new portrait. I have illustrated myself in a realistic digital oil painting style so it seemed natural…

  3. Tapas and Chips

    14 Jan 2018
    During a hot summer day I ventured to Barcelonaleta Beach via the metro. Many other tourists had the same idea so it was like a gigantic pilgrimage to see waves and sand. I could see the W Hotel in the distance so I just walked in that general direction. The…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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