Raquel Roth is a Halifax-based acrylic artist and is also a dental clinical instructor at Dalhousie University. Originally from Trinidad, she is inspired by bold colours and the beauty of natural elements, especially florals. She attributes this largely to the vibrancy of island life growing up with its yearly Carnival celebrations. She is a member of the Association of Atlantic Area Artists, the Dartmouth Visual Art Society, the Contemporary Art Society, and is a juried member of the Halifax Art Map Society.
“Colour excites me and serves as creative inspiration for my cheerful, bold, and whimsical pieces. There’s something magical about how pigments of different colours interact to produce the most luscious, and sometimes unexpected, hues. I think that’s why I am primarily drawn to florals since there are so many variations of shades, tints, and tones that can describe the variety of flowers. I am constantly amazed at the range of emotions that art can evoke and I love sharing the joy I feel when I am painting. It definitely motivates me to keep creating art so that I can share those moments, again and again, one painting at a time”.