Rachel H

Artist Statement

Art transcends language, breaking down barriers between people. Painting is a way for me to express myself without the barriers of language. The way art moves people is truly special and I want my art to move people the way other artists have moved me. My paintings capture who I was and where I was at different times in my life. Through my paintings I was able to process all the emotions I was feeling throughout my struggle with alcoholism. Each piece was done at different stages in my alcoholism from when I started drinking with friends in high school to drinking alone in my apartment in college. These pieces are a way for the viewer to feel in a small way what I was feeling.

I am always seeking to improve and refine my style. I am greatly influenced by impressionism and fauvism movements. I like to bring the unseen colors to the surface creating a spectrum of color that moves over the canvas.