West Coast artist Rachell Sumpter's paintings are filled with rainbows of color and scenes that feel as if the viewer is peering in from a distance. Her pastel palette of colors is incredibly vibrant and enticing. Using layered gouache and pastel, Sumpter blurs and blends color into a hazy background, which allows the more distinct, heavy figures and objects to stand out in the landscapes.
“There are melting mountain tops and campfires, ghosts and graves, vast monuments and tiny moments that speak to the legacies a generation leaves, and to the promises it makes.” Sumpter creates mysterious world that are filled with wonder, celebration, and discovery. She said, “I love seeing things new, researching, discovering something that I can share with people and let them feel the wonder of it too.”