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Artist Rae Whalen


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Biography


After a successful career building custom frames for other artists, Rae decided to step out of the shop and into the studio. She sold her business and began the arduous task of learning everything she could about traditional oil painting. Combining the techniques of the past with the knowledge of today’s masters, Rae seeks to translate the world she imagines into a visual narrative.
 
Spending most of her life in the suburbs of Chicago, Rae found solace far away from city life.  Preferring squirrels and otters for neighbors, she now lives deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin in her lakeside cabin with her husband Kraig.
 
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