Rachael Eastman


As a native of Maine, Rachael Eastman graduated with honors from Maine College of Art, where she worked with Johnnie Winona Ross, Ed Douglas, and Honour Mack. She later attended Vermont Studio Center, working with Wolf Kahn and Lois Dodd, as well as conducting independent studies in Paris, London, and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
In recent years, Eastman’s interest in Eastern Philosophy, and Romanticism have begun to merge with perennial influences Joseph Mallord William Turner, Frederic Church, and Mark Rothko as her passion for color and light meet the Maine coastline.
Currently, Rachael's museum guide work and research with Historic New England,, her ocean dawn marathon and storm rituals have her developing bodies of work around luminist and Hudson River School traditions traditions as they meet the Maine waters.
In addition, Eastman's yoga infused professional modeling has extended to figure, and portrait work in art schools, universities, artist workshops and private groups throughout Maine and New England.
Eastman is now maintaining small mobile studios from the ocean's edge in Cape Elizabeth, with a visual perch in Old Orchard Beach Maine, while exploring with plein air in many solo excursions on site, as well as those held with fellow artist, true love, and sometime co-conspiritor John David O'Shaugnessy.