Real art, for real people;
from the heart.
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I have spent many years in love with dreamy things like color, beauty, and the way the past becomes softened over time and gets fuzzy edges. Because of this, I have always tried to create from the inside out.
I need color and aesthetics; I need to investigate the feelings that emerge when I look at metaphors and memories. I paint to create healing and wholeness — to tell a story and have it resonate.
My desire is to express what I feel, using acrylic on canvas, in the hope that someone else can feel the same wholeness or sense that they are not alone.
Born and raised in the Seattle area, Dinah Rau is primarily a self taught artist with a passion for unearthing the hidden beauty tucked away amidst painful memories.
In an attempt to emotionally escape an abusive and impoverished upbringing as a child, Dinah would spend hours designing, painting, and creating art. This desire to bring healing through her expressionism has led Dinah to create paintings in acrylic and mixed media emphasizing color, aesthetics, and movement.
By applying poetic and symbolic visage to the realm of the subconscious, she invites the viewer to look deeper into one’s self. Her work appears as dream-like images where fiction and reality meet, and long told stories fuse with the present, creating a reflective inner truth.