Tori Rasche

trasche@maine.rr.com
York, ME

Tori Rasche Lives in York, ME b. New York, NY, 1962 My work explores scenes that express a local sense of place. Focusing on landscapes in southern Maine and the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, I look for simple interplays of light, shape, and color to build each composition. My interest in this subject evolved through past work as a photographer for a local newspaper, and I began painting these scenes in an effort to better illustrate my reaction to them. I paint representationally both from my studio and in plein air, focusing predominantly on scenes that I encounter in my daily life. Through a representational style and effort to capture color as I perceive it in nature, I aim to create a sense of atmosphere and illicit larger stories that may not be immediately obvious. My painting education began in 2013. In addition to continued self-study, I have found formative instruction from artists Todd Bonita, Amy Brnger, Tom Hughes, David Lussier, Jeremy Miranda, and Dennis Perrin, through classes and workshops offered by Chases Garage, York, ME; the Ogunquit Summer School of Arts; the Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, ME; and online. Exhibitions 2018 Barn Gallery, Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Show, Ogunquit, ME Kittery Art Association, Boats, Buoys and Birds, Kittery Point, ME Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, Unrivaled for Beauty, South Berwick, ME New Hampshire Art Association, Art-imals, Portsmouth, NH The Beach Pea Baking Company, Kittery, NH Great Bay Stewards, The Art of the Great Bay, Greenland, NH Buoy Gallery, ARTPM, Kittery, ME 2017 Discover Portsmouth, What Artists Look Like, Portsmouth, NH Kittery Art Association, En Plein Air, Kittery Point, ME New Hampshire Art Association, Nature’s View, Portsmouth, NH Kittery Art Association, Our Town, Kittery, ME New Hampshire Art Association, Members Shows, Portsmouth, NH Great Bay Stewards, The Art of Great Bay, Greenland, NH 2016 December guest artist, Studio 51 Ceres, Portsmouth, NH Art in the Park, York Art Association, York, ME Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Show, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME ARTPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME The Art of Great Bay, Great Bay Stewards, Greenland, NH 2015 Small Works, York Art Association, York, ME Land and Sea, York Art Association, York, ME Light/Houses, Kittery Art Association, Kittery, ME 2014 En Plein Air, Kittery Art Association, Kittery, ME Honors Honorable Mention, 2017 NHAA Wet Paint Out, Portsmouth, NH Membership Kittery Art Association, Kittery Point, ME New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH, juried member

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