Merina Rael is an award-winning painter, photographer, & graphic artist.
She is a creative muse who is also an intuitive artist, poet, filmmaker, and art teacher.
“While I was teaching art to prostitutes and rape survivors who were in recovery, I came to realize the power that art has to heal.”
She is driven to create and loves the use of bold colours and shapes;
abstract art; nature and the female form are important elements seen in her work.
Merina has shown and sold her art in many galleries in Victoria;
she has self-published two books and has created 37 videos for YouTube. “Facing Her Shadow” won a video award through the Community Arts Council Video Contest held in 2010.
Born in El Paso, Texas, USA, Merina has now lived on Vancouver Island for 48 years.
Art Studio: Raelstudios.com