Raquel Roth is a Halifax-based artist working in acrylics. Originally from Trinidad, she is inspired by bold colours and the beauty of natural elements. She began her professional career as a dentist and is currently teaching at Dalhousie University. She recently discovered her love of painting while taking an introductory course at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design a few years ago. Her artwork is on display locally at Fisherman’s Cove Art Gallery, ArtZone Gallery and Props Floral Shop. She has also participated locally in shows at Argyle Fine Art, the annual L’Arche Society, the IWK Kermesse, the DVAS, the CAS and the AAAA group art shows. Her artwork has been shown at the Preston Gallery in Ontario and can also be found in public and private collections locally. She is a member of the Contemporary Art Society, the Association of Atlantic Area Artists, the Dartmouth Visual Art Society and is a juried member of the Halifax Art Map Society.
Colour inspires me to paint. There’s something magical about how pigments of different colours interact to produce the most luscious, and sometimes unexpected, hues. I think that’s why I’m primarily drawn to florals since there are so many variations of shades, tints and tones that can be mixed to describe the many varieties of flowers. I continue to be amazed at the range of emotions that art can evoke and I love that moment of joy when I present a new painting to someone. It definitely motivates me to keep creating art so that I can capture those moments again and again.
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