Original paintings completed by Rachel Dawbon. Rachel uses acrylics in her work and paints in a way that allows her to separate colour and value changes into pools or islands of bright colours, she does this to create a sort of deconstructed pop art style. She also builds up physical layers of foam core and carves it out with a hot knife to create a low relief sculptural effect, this combined with the simplified colours creates the illusion of extreme depth to the painting her style relies on the viewers perspective the work has the appearance of a digital filter up close but realistic from afar. Rachel’s main subject is summer life in northern Ontario taking inspiration directly from photos she has taken. Her goal is to explore light, colour, and optical blending while presenting something familiar that the viewer could easily relate to.