Rachelle Montoya will be showing her latest artwork at the Art at the Matador in May.
“Hiking with my friends, horseback riding with my mom, and traveling the backroads with my husband on a motorcycle, has offered me great opportunities to witness my subjects. I am easily drawn to birds and the abundant plant life that can be ever changing with the seasons here in our fertile valley. All the flora and fauna of my work, can be found here. Some birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, and others reside year round in Bidwell Park and urban areas.”
“My originals are mostly ink paintings, painted on rigid artist panels, which have a thin top layer of clay. The clay absorbs the ink, and allows for scratchboard techniques. Each original ink painting has a protective coat of resin, which has UV inhibitors and acts in place of glass. My custom frames are covered with patterned papers from Japan and Nepal. These papers are hand silk screened, and are called Lokta and Chiyogami. I like to make resin jewelry, using miniature archival prints of my work, as well as the leftover scraps of silk screened paper.”
For more info go to Rachelle Montaya art, go to her website HERE or visit her on Facebook.