Rachel Beltz uses her miniature watercolor paintings to push her audience out of the daily norm; making them remember the “smaller,” beautiful details of life.
Using this medium, she aims to create realistic miniatures all measuring in at about the size of a quarter. Imagine a house at this size- a hamburger?- maybe a huge desert with a cactus or even a cat; she has painted them all, plus about a hundred more and counting. Rachel constantly pushes the boundaries of this fluid medium; squeezing in all of the details she can, like the seed of a strawberry or the wrinkle of an elephant. The fast-paced society that she grew up in has caused her to want to make a difference.

RACHEL BELTZ

 

  1. 1995, Pennsylvania, United States
    Currently lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania

littodinozombeh@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2012-2013           Studied under Lisa Bryan, Bayard Rustin High School

2014-2015           Marywood Univeristy

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                      19th Annual Miniature Show, Sunset Hill Jewelers & Fine Arts Gallery, PA

2017                     FIXATE, Trocadero Theater, PA

2016                     Bites: Coffee, Dessert Bar, IN

 

COLLECTIONS

2017                     Private Collection, Hummingbirds, WA

2015                     Private Collection, Yellow Roses, PA

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017                   Wine Label, Places Wine, Australia

2017                   Collaboration, Time Lapse Video, Daniel Wellington

2016                   Set of Advertisements, IWC Schaffhausen, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

2016                   Beltz, Rachel. “I Paint Miniature Watercolors To Show That Beauty Is In The Little Things.” Bored Panda. 6 June 2016. Web. 17 July 2017.

 

Tinkerbell, Archie. “Cute Miniature Drawings By A 20-Year-Old Artist.” FREEYORK. FREEYORK.ORG, 27 Mar. 2017. Web. 17 July 2017.

 

Yi, Nicole. “These Tiny Watercolor Paintings Will Require a Magnifying Glass to See in Full.” POPSUGAR Tech. WWWPOPSUGAR.COM, 02 July 2016. Web. 17 July 2017.

 

 

Artist Statement

 

Rachel Beltz uses her miniature watercolor paintings to push her audience out of the daily norm; making them remember the “smaller,” beautiful details of life.

Using this medium, she aims to create realistic miniatures all measuring in at about the size of a quarter. Imagine a house at this size- a hamburger?- maybe a huge desert with a cactus or even a cat; she has painted them all, plus about a hundred more and counting. Rachel constantly pushes the boundaries of this fluid medium; squeezing in all of the details she can, like the seed of a strawberry or the wrinkle of an elephant. The fast-paced society that she grew up in has caused her to want to make a difference.