Artist / Illustrator / Designer living in Los Angeles, CA.
BFA from The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN.
Rachel Caldwell (a.k.a. Thirsty Fly) is a painter and illustrator based in Philadelphia, PA, USA. After earning a B.F.A. from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania—where she studied graphic design, printmaking, and drawing—she worked as a graphic designer and art director for several years. Since 2006, Rachel has spent much of her free time creating pen-and-ink illustrations and surrealistic oil paintings. Artist Statement: "My goal is to achieve a visual experience that is beautiful and serene with clean lines and movement, but that also contains elements of the strange, surreal, or dreamlike. I want to create images that take elements from real life and combine them with unexpected surprises such as replacing owl feathers with ligatures/swashes. If there is an opportunity to exaggerate, I love that, too. I'm drawn to the complex line work involved in creating flowing hair, graffiti, or exposed muscles. I hope my viewer finds a combination of beauty and amusement in my concepts and subject matter."
My name is Kate Toluzakova
Born in 1 July 1995
In 2009 graduated art school with top marks.
Portrait paint quickly became my favorite genre as I enjoyed portraying the beauty of the human face and body.
Painting for me is form of self-expression and I can’t live without it.