“I love making the 'Hair Drawings'! It has a lot to do with the pace. I start out by making quick marks for the facial features. Eyes and a nose, usually. Each strand of hair or line is made with a calligraphy pen, and my hand feels steady and confident as I begin to lay down these marks.” — Rebeca Raney
Brooklyn-based artist Rebeca Raney’s (b. 1980) illustrations and sculptures evoke a whimsical, unpretentious expressiveness that appeals to wide audiences. Drawing mostly from her own memories, the artist creates quirky characters, which seemingly belong in an eternally happy world. In addition to her fine art practice, Raney teaches art to women on the Autism Spectrum through Felicity House – a constant source of joy and inspiration. She is also the founder of Ray's Beret a creative endeavor that aims to inspire the world of children and their imaginations. Raney holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, and Miami, and she has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Miami Art Guide and Brooklyn Magazine.
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