Shilo Ratner
Woodbridge, Connecticut

Shilo Ratner delves beyond the anatomical to study the psychological depth of a person. By focusing on the emotional state of her subjects, Shilo intensifies a mere mannerism into a pose replete with human sensitivity. Her playful use of light and shadow and her economy of color articulates a tension in the painting.

Artist and Customer Comments

Shilo Ratner 2/5/2015 | 4:25 PM

Two pieces posted on my Ugallery page won awards this week. An Award of Excellence was given for my piece on panel “Two Figures” and an Award of Merit for “Comfortable with Our Love” in the 4th Biannual Competition, Four Point Contemporary, Online Gallery with Juror: Ahyor Thompson. Submissions were received from artists from approximately 32 countries.

Shilo Ratner 1/14/2015 | 3:58 PM

Another year has begun. Really excited for how this year is unfolding art wise. I'm in the process of working on several small oil paintings for a portfolio review I have in April. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get a majority of my work done by the end of February.

Shilo Ratner 2/7/2013 | 1:16 PM

Artist Update: I just posted "The Embrace" on the site.

Shilo Ratner 11/28/2012 | 7:18 PM

This is my first post ever on the Ugallery website. My intention for the next two weeks will be to spend a little less time in the studio and some more time sketching as well as meditating. This fall felt like a mad dash to get the public art project completed and to finish some artworks for clients. Now that I have some time to regroup I am going to take a few days to just be.

Light of Love

Oil painting on wood
Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x .78" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.


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Through my work, I try to question and broaden our established ways of observing and interacting in order to connect with our true selves outside of assumed social constructs. This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

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