We had the good fortune of connecting with Aimee Rayner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aimee, why did you pursue a creative career?
Growing up I was always surrounded by art. Some of my earliest memories are of watching my father paint in his art studio. I loved how art made me feel and I always knew I was going to have a creative career. As I grew older, I decided to attend school for interior design. I love interior design and worked in the field for several years but something was always missing. One day, I had the urge to paint again and all of my passions for art came rushing back. My life was forever changed and I knew this was my purpose. Life is too short to ignore what is in your heart and what you are meant to do in life. I am now a full time artist currently working out of my home studio and I love every minute of it!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My paintings are abstract interpretations from my visits in nature or peaceful moments drawn from my day to day life.
My process is very intuitive and primarily consists of blending and merging colors together giving the impression of a soft “out of focus” texture. Through my work, I hope to transport viewers back to a calming time in their life or memories of a time surrounded by nature. I hope to help viewers forget about their everyday stresses and ground them by bringing a sense of peaceful reflection.
You will always find me painting to classical music, and part of my process is painting the music the way I feel it. For me, painting this way transforms my paintings into an emotional experience. I never really know how a painting will look in the end, but I trust in my process and know it will be something beautiful.
I am most proud and excited about:
Recent landscape collection.
How did i get here professionally:
I went to school for interior design and realized I was still missing something creatively. My dad is an artist and grew up with art my whole life and realized painting was my purpose.
Was it easy and how did you overcome the challenge:
It’s still not easy but I continue to learn from my mistakes and find ways to make things work better.
What are the lessons you learned along the way:
Not to be so critical of myself and my art. It’s better to loosen up and just be yourself.
Explore, explore and explore. Try different things and challenge yourself. You will find your niche and what feels right for you.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story:
My goal is to create art that warms your home and soothes your soul and creates inner peace.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The ideal friend date would be visiting art galleries and little boutique shops around Dallas, but my reality is I’m a busy mom of two. We would probably spend a lot of our time at home. We have a small farm with ducks and chickens or find kid friendly places to visit. We love taking the kids to places like the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Arboretum or even just finding a close by park somewhere. We recently went hiking at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve and it was beautiful!
I am a huge health nut and have a pretty restrictive diet (gluten free, dairy free etc.). We love eating at restaurants like Flower Child, Company Café, Origin Kitchen or HG Supply.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My father! His mentorship has guided me to push my creative talents and not be afraid to make mistakes and challenge myself.
Install shot with white sofa is taken at EC Dicken Showroom in the Dallas Design District.