Oil painting on Canvas board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
8 " h x 8 " w x .2 " d |0 lbs. 8 oz.
"I visited Belgium this spring and stumbled across a few of these beguinages," says Rachel Dowd. "A beguinage is a protected housing area for the city's widows. The medieval cities in Belgium started building these and using them during the time of the Crusades. They are almost completely out of use now, but they are well taken care of and so beautiful."
Rachel is a self-taught artist who began developing her skills at a young age. She attributes her thirst for creative pursuits to her childhood travels and early exposure to different cultures. Rachel’s impressionistic style and bright color palette illuminate each subject she paints, particularly her florals. Balancing life as a painter and mom of three young girls has been tricky, but Rachel has figured it out! She homeschools her daughters, and they make time to create art as a family.
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My husband and I commissioned this beautiful painting from Rachel as a gift to his parents for helping us with our wedding. It's the house in which they've lived and raised their beautiful family for decades and a place that holds a really special part of our hearts. Rachel put thought and care into this painting and it shows. We sent her some photos of the house and she provided us with sketches of a few different angles to choose from before starting to paint. The finished work embodies the real home and showcases Rachel's talent so well; the lighting, shadows, colors, and tone are stunning and I love how the composition feels like the trees and greenery are embracing the home. My husband's parents were overwhelmed with emotion when we gave it to them - we may never be able to top this gift in our lives! We can't thank Rachel enough for this beautiful piece and had such a wonderful experience using UGallery. Thank you!!!- H Crippen