Rachel Tribble uses her art to help kids at risk
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 December, 2014 - Award winning artist, Rachel Tribble, has captured international attention from corporations to the media to private collectors and now she's capturing the attention of skate and surfboard worlds as well.
Her new peace-inspired board designs will be featured at the world Surf Expo, January 8-10th 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Surf Expo is the largest and longest running surf, skate, swim and beach lifestyle trade show in the world. Her new work marks a return to the more avant guard free-form psychedelic look and feel of her earlier art.
Initially commissioned by Michael Brooke, publisher of Concrete Wave Magazine and founder of Longboarding for Peace, Rachel was able to meld her two passions, painting and peace together into an artistic expression. Already, Longboarding for Peace has been involved in a number of unique projects bringing peace to at risk kids, teens and young adults around the world.
“Longboarding for Peace is a movement I really believe in,” explains Rachel. My art is meditative. “Bringing my work into the worlds of skateboarding and surfing is a unique opportunity to reach and hopefully inspire a whole new audience.”
In fact Rachel's goal as an artist has always been to inspire people from all walks of life. Her unique personal vision and talent have established her as a nationally renowned fine artist. In 2008 and 2011 the Walt Disney Company featured Rachel?s art as the poster for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, showcasing her work at the Festivals as well. The 2008 work was an award-winning poster for Disney. Her art has also been featured in art books and local and national media. Her works have also been gifted to nominees of the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards.
About Rachel Tribble:
Raised in Manhattan, Rachel started her career designing jewelry and combining her love of music, costume design and stage lighting as well. In the early 90s Rachel moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she performed her dark and controversial music and art performance pieces, and began designing multi-media installations for rock n roll nightclubs and rave productions. Taking a hiatus as a professional artist, Rachel then lived and worked within the Native American community which inspired her journey deeper into the natural world and continues to influence both her life and art today. Rachel currently lives in South Florida where she continues to dedicate her work for peace through her unique style of meditative art.