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Collection: Mommy Mayhem Paintings

Gestural paintings stem from documenting my three kids and their perpetual messes during a pandemic. First, I draw and paint from life then combine 65 layers of this observational art in Photoshop to make digital collages. Expressionist paintings are loosely based on the collages. The bright, vibrant colours are pulled from childrenโ€™s toys, crafts, books, clothing and are layered over multiple painting sessions. The playful abstracted representational imagery echoes the mayhem of motherhood.

The paintings blur the distinction between representation and abstraction in combining many moments of childhood. Acrylic and oil marks are built up on canvas or panel through repetition and movement.

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  • Painting - Mommy Mayhem: Bunny Landscape #5
    Abstract Toy Bunny Landscape Painting by Toronto Artist Rachael Grad
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    $1,900.00 USD
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    $1,900.00 USD
  • Painting - Mommy Mayhem: Bunny Landscape #2 (Diptych)
    bunny landscapes 2 diptych by toronto artist rachael grad
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    $900.00 USD
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  • Painting - Mommy Mayhem: Bunny Landscape #1 (Diptych)
    Abstract Rabbit Landscape Painting by Toronto Artist Rachael Grad
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    $900.00 USD
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    $900.00 USD
  • Painting - Elephant and Doll (Diptych)
    Abstract Elephant and Doll Painting by Toronto Artist Rachael Grad
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    $1,700.00 USD
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  • Painting - Mommy Mayhem: Bunny Landscape #7
    Abstract Mommy Mayhem Textured Painting by Toronto Artist Rachael Grad
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    $1,500.00 USD
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    $1,500.00 USD
  • Painting - Mommy Mayhem: 65 Layers Painted #2
    Mommy Mayhem abstract painting by artist Rachael Grad
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    $900.00 USD
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    $900.00 USD
  • Painting - 65 Layers Painted #5
    Mommy Mayhem painting in blue and white by Toronto Artist Rachael Grad
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    $600.00 USD
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    $600.00 USD
  • Painting - 65 Layers Painted #4
    Mommy Mayhem abstract painting in purple by Toronto Artist Rachael Grad
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    $1,600.00 USD
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    $1,600.00 USD