Tell me a little about your Art Passion? I grew up with an extremely creative mother. We were always looking for the art in nature and just life in general. Although I followed a career path that may seem to be devoid of creativity, I found the creativity in it. I have worked in accounting and finance in varied industries; restaurant and broadcasting being my favorites. Although I am a CFO nearing the end of that career, I have never lost my love of art in all of its forms. Photography has always been a passion. I feel happy when I am taking photos, it fills my soul. I am looking forward to exploring my creativity in new ways for as long as I am on this planet.
What inspires you? Is anything too broad of an answer. I can find inspiration in very small things and in the world at large; a flower bud or the Grand Canyon, leaves on the ground with dew drops or the Chrysler Building. I think if we are open to new experiences and simply paying attention to what is going on around us, we can find inspiration in many places.
Your Social presence ~ Facebook, Instagram, website? I have not set up a Facebook page yet other than my personal one. I do not have a website yet either, but I started an Etsy store. It is not where I want it to be yet, but I am slowly getting it there. We sell photography, handcrafted and vintage items by IARTheShop
Raquel Amaral Art Gallery ~ Sept 2 – Sept 30, 2017 – Anything Goes 2
Reflection of a Water Lily ~ Photography ~ 24×16.5 $125
Raquel Amaral Studio/Art Gallery – April 15, 2017 – Anything Goes
Cheemah Monument Print ~ Photographer Michelle Mattea 12.625×16.25 ~ $125