Rachel Bone

Gallery Affiliations: Hendershot Gallery, Art Star Gallery

Region: South

I find inspiration in a great variety of places: traditional folktales and children’s book illustrations, vintage wallpaper patterns, fashion magazines, nature, and Scandinavian folk art. Often the characters in my paintings come from strangers I spot on the street who, in passing, appear to be on important time sensitive adventures that I don’t understand. I like contemplating and exaggerating the range of possibilities in strangers’ lives, and for the same reason, I create open-ended narratives. My goal is to inspire stories from the viewer, leaving the responsibility of a conclusion up to his or her imagination. The unexplainable, the limitless, and the mysterious are what make both real life and storytelling so magical.