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Raeanne Schachter

Curious eyes and brave brush, a journey of growth through art.

The Temperature of Anger - Dame #8

The Temperature of Anger - Dame #8

Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 24 inches

You Are Seen I - Canvas Sheet

You Are Seen I - Canvas Sheet

Acrylic & Charcoal 20 x 16 inches

You Are Seen II - Canvas Sheet

You Are Seen II - Canvas Sheet

Acrylic & Charcoal 20 x 16 inches

You Are Seen III - Canvas Sheet

You Are Seen III - Canvas Sheet

Acrylic & Charcoal 20 x 16 inches

I Feel You II - Canvas Sheet

I Feel You II - Canvas Sheet

Acrylic 20 x 16 inches

I Feel You I - Canvas Sheet

I Feel You I - Canvas Sheet

Acrylic Sold

Raeanne Schachter

Raeanne, born in 1966, grew up under big skies surrounded by the vast landscapes of the Canadian prairies. Her early tryst with creativity began with a Kodak Instamatic 100 camera, a memento now displayed prominently in her studio. It serves as a nod to her roots and a reminder carefully see, capture, and create through her unique lens.

Upon graduation from the prestigious Photographic Arts program at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Raeanne moved to Toronto to apprentice under some of Canada’s leading commercial photographers.

While in Toronto, she worked as Photo Editor for Music Express Magazine photographing superstars ranging from Annie Lennox to The Pogues.  This behind-the-scenes glimpse of the music business led her back to Western Canada to work in business management for well-known recording artists Jann Arden and k.d. lang. In 2009 she accepted a contract with the music department of the 2010 Winter Olympics where, in addition to coordinating the music for Opening & Closing Ceremonies, she photo-documented the making of these Ceremonies for the International Olympic Committee. 

A 2018 art history tour and workshop in France (instructor, Shari Pratt) marked a pivotal shift in Raeanne's trajectory sparking a new curiosity that led to creating art for personal expression. Through experimenting with various subjects and methods Raeanne discovered her muse, "The Dame". The Dame is the culmination of her unique style and voice that tells women's stories through abstracted portraits and figures.  In 2022 she attended Preschool for Grownups (instructor, Lynn Falconer) where she discovered sculpture and now divides her practice between the two mediums.

Achievements dot her journey, with notable solo exhibits "Dames: Women with Stories" (Place des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C.), "Dames: Women with Bodies" (The Fort, Langley, B.C.), and Guest Resident Artist (Railspur Gallery) at one of Canada’s leading art destinations, Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C.  Her art pieces have found homes in the City of Lacombe’s Public Art Collection, Kizmit Gallery in Fort Langley, B.C. as well as private collections across North America and Europe. She is an Active Status Member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, and Director of The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour. 

Photography remains close to her heart, with credits in Maclean’s Magazine and edible Vancouver Wine and Country Magazine to name a few. Whether it is capturing the essence of olive oil packaging in Italy or trying out new sculpting techniques, Raeanne's enthusiasm and creative passion is palpable.

Today, Raeanne resides in Maple Ridge, a small community near the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. Her art mirrors her personality – vibrant, sincere, and full of depth. Every piece she creates has a story, driven by emotion and her unique perspective. 

In the world of contemporary art, Raeanne Schachter stands as an emerging talent, bridging her diverse experiences with an authentic voice. She is thought provoking, complex but not complicated. With a growing reputation and increasing demand for her art, she's currently gearing up for an exciting solo show in Austin in 2024.

A personal side note, she cannot resist bold statement sunglasses and earrings. In her collection is a pair of cowboy hat-disco ball earrings acquired during her last trip to Austin.

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