.MULTIPLYING GOD.S TALENTS.
MAKING ART living life 🙂
My relationship with my art is akin to that of my feet on the ground: I am always in contact with it, and it supports me wherever my journey takes me. I can’t recall a time when I didn’t want to create through some medium. Yet, I didn’t quite focus on my artistic side until I felt called to do so. – Desi-Rae
Desi-Rae is primarily a self-taught artist, born and raised on the island of Jamaica, where she attended Campion College, mainly studying the sciences and discovering art in her spare time. She further completed studies in biology and fine art at Bard College and in business at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Desi-Rae has dialogued about free speech, privacy, and decentralization through her intellectual work. She is currently intellectually interested in grounding spiritual and emotional concepts into practical solutions, such as conscious spending. Desi-Rae worked as a commercial fisheries observer for two years, which directly impacted her personal ethics regarding food.
Desi-Rae hopes her art is inspiring, entertaining, or thought-provoking in some way. Her favorite mediums are oils and pastels. After conducting research highlighting the need in the fine art industry for sustainably and ethically produced art materials, Desi-Rae has a keen interest in setting an example in her use of materials that are kind to the planet and those involved in their making, pioneering this philosophy in the fine art landscape.
Desi-Rae’s visual work is a way for her to observe and mimic the arrangements of light and space around her that she finds interesting, to release her thoughts in the form of imagery, and to sound her message into the world. Her first love is portraiture. Her second is an abstraction. Her ultimate canvas is life itself, the grand play in which we all take part.