Gradex banner
Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Meet the Artist



“My art focuses on healing as an experience, more recently stemming from the realization of generational trauma. Through my work I explore my personal journey with self-development. I use art as a form of therapy; it's about addressing trauma, expressing emotions, challenging limiting beliefs, accepting myself, and trusting my intuition wholeheartedly. ”

Share with someone

Profile Picture
Raquel is a Toronto-based artist interested in stirring the line between reality and dream world, memory, fluid non-existent realms, and realizing life mainly through landscape and portraiture. Currently she's focused on self-development, and continues to enjoy abstract ideas of the self. She works in a variety of mediums such as, acrylic, oil, watercolour, encaustic wax, and general drawing, as well as being versed in 3D Modeling, digital painting, animation, and photo editing.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2023
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Expanded Animation
Minor Completed, 2023

Painting 3D Modeling Digital Drawing Portraiture Environmental Art Animation

2023, GradEx 108
Toronto, ON
2023, What The Thunder Says
Toronto, ON
2022, Abstract Group Exhibition
Toronto, ON
2021, XP Game Developer Summit
Toronto, ON
2020, The Thoughts are Alive
Toronto, ON
2018, Celebration of First-Year Exhibition
Toronto, ON
2023, Career Launcher Fund
OCAD University
2019, 5 Year Volunteer Appreciation Award
St. Joseph's Health Centre
2019, Adobe Creative Jam LIVE Finalist (Group Collaboration)
2018, Ontario Volunteer Service Award – Youth
Ontario's Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism