May 8, 1975
A self-taught artist who sought out an informal art education. Rana’s art serves as a window into the nature of things. After exploring various modalities of expression she ultimately found her voice through the creation of abstract paintings.
Color Theory at Otis College of Art & Design.
2012 to 2015
Studied with Jennifer Perlmutter in Berkley, abstract and mixed media artist.
Cal State University Northridge, BA
The art of painting brings light into the unseen world of things. Exposing inner landscapes is a means to invite out a more intimate and alive exchange with life; this is why I paint.
Process starts before the first brush stroke or mark gets made. Preparing the space to paint is a meditative ritual that clears my mind of pre-conceived ideas. Each substrate is greeted with curiosity and an openness to the present moment. Once the first mark is made, a conversation begins. Each footstep is unplanned; a spontaneous dance. I move to the rhythm of what is flowing between me and the empty spaces. A creative flow ensues. Each gesture leads towards the next- until the energy is captured upon the canvas.
The end result is achieved when I can look at a piece and feel the spark of a story being told, leaving room for one’s own journey to be spoken to.