More about the Artist
Raina was born and raised in Southern California. As a young adult, she moved to Arizona to attend Prescott College where she earned a BA degree in Environmental Studies.
Art had always been a part of Raina's life, and she had often dreamed of becoming an artist, but she was reluctant to fully commit to her artwork because of typical fears that people have about choosing that career path. One day while browsing through a roommates copy of a Griffin and Sabine book, an overwhelming feeling came over her, and she knew she could no longer ignore the yearning inside her.
In the year 2000 Raina decided that she had to act, and within a weeks' time she had applied to the University of Arizona's art program, quit her job, and gave notice to her house mates that she was moving to Tucson! From that moment on the Universe seemed to support her in her decision, and propel her forward toward the goal of becoming a true artist, making it obvious to Raina that she had made the best decision of her life.
She received her degree in art from the UA in 2002. Raina's artwork incorporates her studies in printmaking, life drawing, and painting, and is heavily influenced by her education at Prescott College. She views each canvas as a playground for her psyche. Each piece evolves naturally and intuitively with little structure or expectation about the final outcome. Through this organic approach to art making, Raina believes that she taps into and expresses universal themes that many people can identify with. Through complex layering of acrylic paint and ink, with a focus on nature or the female form, she creates meaningful, evocative works that draw her viewers in, and expresses her deep love and connection with the natural world.
Raina lives in Prescott, Arizona.
Q&A With The Artist
Q: Are Your original paintings for sale?
A: Yes, my original paintings are for sale through various galleries that represent my work. For a list of available paintings, pricing and gallery information, please click on the following link: For available paintings click here.
Q: What medium do you use to create your paintings?
A: All of my painting are done with acrylic paint and black ink, on wood panels.
Q: Do you offer larger prints than what's available on your website?
A: Yes, most prints are available in larger sizes. You can order larger, custom sized prints directly from me. Contact me for more information by clicking this link.
Q: When ordering a print, do the sizes refer to the size of the printed image?
A: Please click on the link below for an explanation of available print sizes:
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Q: Are your prints archival?
A: Yes, all of my prints sold on this website are archival.
Q: What is an archival print?
A: An archival print is a reproduction from an original artwork using high quality inks (pigment based) and paper, and printed with a professional quality printer. If properly cared for, these prints should last a lifetime, without fading or discoloring.