Art for Jobs 2016 Artist: RACHEL RIEVES

rrbeachALL OF RIEVES’ WORK FOR ART FOR JOBS 2016 CAN BE SEEN IN THE ONLINE CATALOG

This is Rachel Rieves’ third year participating in Art for Jobs. Rachel has also served as a volunteer at Advance Memphis; she and her husband Richard serve at Downtown Church and host our Thanksgiving Feast each year. This year, we’ve invited Rachel to create an Artist’s Wall. Read more about those here, and read an artist’s statement from Rachel, below. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

“I see color when I close my eyes and creating with those colors on a blank canvas is my passion. I have always enjoyed being creative from my childhood to present. I love color, pattern and texture as you will see in each of my paintings. I am inspired by the places I remember in my rr3childhood to each place my husband and I have lived since. From the deep south in Memphis, Tennessee to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I love painting from memories or old pictures that has always brought me joy and stability.”