Rachelle Kearl can often be found at her easel in her home in Springbank near Calgary trying out new ideas, techniques or styles, finding peace in the process. Her landscapes, florals and abstract works exhibit a range of interest in visual art forms and devotion to expanding her interpretive skills. Just as often she can be found sharing her talents, perhaps in face painting at a children’s activity or painting a mural, such as at the preschool where she is a certified preschool teacher. Rachelle’s interest in developing her talents has also led her to coach children in expressing their own artistic talents, including those of her four children, now grown.
Whether it be pencil on paper, acrylic or oil on canvas or wood, or even latex on a wall, Rachelle Kearl has a desire to share her art with others. She finds inspiration in the Canadian outdoors and from her life experiences. Rachelle participates in community art shows and enjoys associating with other local artists.
Written by father, Reed Piepgrass
What ‘hood are you in?
I live in North Springbank, I moved to Calgary when I was 2, it is home, I love it here!
What do you do?
I am a visual artist who loves discovering new styles and techniques. I paint on: canvas, walls, faces, furniture; from small to large surfaces! I also love to make pieces and sell them, I’d like to think I sell my pieces at an affordable price, and I try and keep in mind there are many people who love original art. Part of the joy of creating is turn over in my product, it gives me an excuse to keep at it!
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on canvases large and small for upcoming shows and to sell online. I will continue with my theme of wildflowers; abstracts as well as representational.
Where can we find your work?
I’m excited to be selling a few of my pieces with the MARKETSPOT pop up shop in a new location: market mall starting October 1 until January 30th. Look for us, there will be a wide range of products all locally made!
– At the Springbank Christmas art market on Saturday, November 2nd (9-4), and 3rd (10-3)
– Group showings with “Fostermak” current show in S.W Calgary 1015 Sydenham rd. (Showhome)
– Also, I’m looking into non-profit agencies to teach workshops and collaborate some larger scaled projects. I enjoy passing down the creative process, especially to those who could use art as a form of therapy. Stay tuned!