sunny raschke

Visual Art – Dallas, TX

Bio Sunny Raschke is currently an artist-in-residence at Converge Denver, a collaborative space for artistic professionals in the RiNo Arts District of Denver. Sunny was born and grew up in Chicago. Living and breathing the artistic environment of the Windy City until moving to Texas in her late twenties, she retired earlier around the turn of the millennium from a lifelong career in women’s retail fashion and cosmetics in order to take up once again her youthful passion – painting. Sunny studied under the well-known Texas artist and art professor Donna Adams at Grayson College, and she was mentored for a number of years by the acclaimed Dallas- based painter and watercolorist Missy Lamb Sofey. She has also worked in a seminar with Colorado oil painter Jane Jones, from whom she learned and developed her current style as an “experimental” artist. Her most recent teacher and mentor has been acrylic and water colorist Diane Bennett. Sunny has exhibited in numerous juried shows, winning several prizes, in the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma as well as a variety of galleries, including the Goddard Center and Studio 107 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Artists’ Showplace and the Mokah Gallery in Dallas, Artplace in Denison, Texas, the Creative Arts Center in Bonham, Texas, the Ruby Atkins Art Gallery in Madill, Oklahoma, and in Denver at the Cherry Tomato Restaurant in Park Hill, Converge Denver, NOW Artspace, and Purple Box Gallery ...more