RAQUEL TAMAYO TRIPP
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in Ecuador, Raquel currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. After obtaining her MBA degree and starting a family, she began to pursue her lifelong passion for art. Mostly a self-taught artist, Raquel continuously develops her skills through art training and painting in both portraiture and plein air. Since 1999, she has studied with numerous renowned artists who have inspired her commitment to portraiture. Working with oils, oil pastels, color pencil, and charcoal, Raquel has many ways to bring the many expressions of life to art.
Raquel has a special interest in painting from life thus her focus on plein air and portraiture. Because Raquel has a gift in conveying a subject’s personality and feelings through her brush strokes, she has won several awards and she has been commissioned to paint over 50 portraits.
Raquel paints from her home studio in Jacksonville and in nature, oftentimes while her family is enjoying an adventure in beautiful Florida, Tennessee and Ecuador.
Raquel’s studio time is often enjoyed with others. She loves using the portrait process as an opportunity to lift the spirits of others, especially those who are going through life changing events. Raquel and her subject enjoy the creative experience while building a connection that positively impacts them and the final work of art.