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Rae Broyles studied at American Institute of Art in Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. This was followed by a vibrant career as an art director and creative director for a number of consumer product companies and agencies. Although painting all through those years in addition to her career, in 2001 Rae became a full time fine artist. Continuing studies included classes at Moulin de Perot in Southern France, Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada and Fine Arts Workshop in Atlanta. Rae began teaching encaustic painting at Fine Arts Workshop in 2010.
Rae’s work is primarily mixed media abstract but at times incorporates other media including, photography, video, poetry and choreography. Her work has been shown in prestigious galleries and notably, she was accepted as one of 20 National Artists in the highly respected A.I.R. Gallery in New York.
Rae’s recognitions include 2016 Platform Artist of the Year Finalist with RMG, which hosts Spectrum Miami and Art Expo New York, 2016, Mixed Media Artist of the Year at the ADC Awards in Cincinnati, OH, The Bronze Award for Painting Forward, Best in Show at JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, and multiple merit awards in National Shows including the Valdosta National, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI and the APS National Show at Chastain in Atlanta with print work.
Rae lives in Roswell, GA and owns Fountainhead Art Space, a community based art program to mentor emerging artists.
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GREGG IRBY GALLERY
Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta is the contemporary fine art destination for discovering up & coming, regionally, and nationally acclaimed painters. Located on Atlanta’s Westside, Gregg Irby Gallery is not your typical art gallery. With 30 artists represented, more than 300 paintings and works on paper are hanging in the airy 3,400 square foot space with industrial high ceilings, vintage French lights and doors, and epoxy floors. Our team welcomes visitors as guests, rather than clients, encouraging them to casually explore at their own pace. The gallery’s passion and motivation is to launch truly talented and hardworking artists and to present established artists as they should be experienced.
In the 20 years of curating the works of artists, Gregg Irby Gallery has proven to be the source for discovering paintings and works on paper that will resonate for years to come.