Rachel Volpone is an abstract painter whose work has been exhibited and collected across the country. Inspired by intense or subtle color relationships and the physicality of the paint medium itself; each work starts off in an instinctive manner. Using trowels, brushes, rags and palette knives to apply–and remove–layers of paint to the surface, the piece starts to take shape as an individual personality emerges and the dialogue begins.
Sometimes the energy of the work is completely positive and the flow is maintained intuitively. Other times, the piece is re-worked and re-worked until the puzzle of value, line, color and composition is finally resolved. Finding this balance is an integral part of the formal intellectual process; but, it is equally important to maintain an authentic emotional connection to the original impulse. Uncovering the hidden meanings and relationships between the intentional and accidental shapes on the canvas, ultimately each work aspires to reflect the complexities of the physical and spiritual world.
Rachel has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions and has been featured in multiple publications including a recent feature story in NE Home CT. She graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA and is currently represented by Appleton Art in Westport, CT.