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Bio

Rachel Townsend, also known as RTown, is a talented mixed-media artist based in North Texas. Her journey in art began at a remarkably young age, supported by her parents who recognized and nurtured her exceptional talent. Throughout her youth, Townsend pursued art lessons, laying a strong foundation for her future career.

Townsend furthered her artistic education at the University of North Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in Drawing and Painting. After completing her studies, she embarked on a path that combined her passion for art with entrepreneurship. Starting with selling her artwork, Townsend eventually established her own studio and showroom.

Located on historic downtown Main Street in Grapevine, Texas, RTown Art Gallery not only serves as a showcase for Townsend's own work but also provides a platform for local artists to exhibit their creations. Townsend has embraced the role of curator, actively connecting art enthusiasts with a diverse range of artists and their unique perspectives.

Her gallery has become a hub for artistic expression and community engagement, reflecting Townsend's dedication to fostering creativity and supporting fellow artists. Through RTown Art Gallery, Rachel Townsend continues to make a significant impact on the local art scene in North Texas.

Artist Statement

My art practice is spontaneous and driven by the act of creating. I like to view each art piece as an entity, with each artwork taking on a personality of 'their' own. Starting with similar materials, and similar methods for making, they turn out different by happenstance, always creating their own story. I like to work with mixed media, using acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal, and collage to make my art. Working this way helps me achieve "visually stimulating" and energetic works of art that viewers can meditate over or discover new marks and textures over time.

 

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