Hello, my name is Rainbow. In keeping with contemporary
generational norms, I identify as Genderfluid and prefer the
use of They/Them pronouns. I was born in California, but my
formative years were spent on the East Coast, specifically
in the DC/MD/VA region.
My artistic journey began during high school in 2005, where
I discovered and developed my own unique technique and
style. However, after graduating and joining the Navy in
2009, I temporarily set aside my artistic pursuits. During
my time in the Navy, I had the opportunity to travel to
various places, including France, Bahrain, Dubai, and
It was during my college years, specifically when I
transferred to Florida State in Tallahassee, that I
reignited my passion for art. This period marked a
significant turning point in my artistic development, as I
began to approach my craft with a newfound level of
dedication. I delved deeper into my artistic expression,
honing my skills and refining the messages I sought to
convey through my art.
Last year, I relocated to Austin, and in February, I
enthusiastically joined the esteemed Breathing Color team.
It fills me with great excitement to be a part of such an
extraordinary and dynamic collective. I find continual
inspiration in my surroundings and have already gleaned a
wealth of knowledge from my experiences thus far.
When I am not engrossed in the creation of art, you may find
me traversing scenic trails during invigorating runs or
spending quality time with my beloved feline companion, Cleo
Q&A WITH RAINBOW
What type or artist are you?
Abstract, tactile, mixed media? I feel like it’s such a
cop-out to say mixed-media, but I’ve had my hands in a
variety of different medias since I started creating
things and I’ve evolved a few times since then.
Painting is still a little bit new for me. It’s
something I’ve wanted to get into more and have been
slowly incorporating into my practice and growth as an
artist. I love having the opportunity to challenge
myself and learn a new skill or technique.
What or who, inspires you and your art the
Color, contrast, texture and shapes of the things around
me that draws me in and gives me inspiration on new
things I want to try or color schemes to create.
The people around me are a big part too; I get ideas for
random things I want to make for people based on their
interests or something maybe I learned about in
What do you hope people feel or think about when
enjoying your art?
If it’s something I created for someone specifically, I
want them to feel seen and reflected. Like, this is a
piece of how you’re perceived without words.
When it’s art I just create for myself I want people to
feel lost in knowing it all makes sense but doesn’t.
I think a person’s art is a visual slice of how they
think and how they are perceiving the world around them,
their own style of communication without words.
What do you like best about Nova Colors?
The texture and smoothness of application… It’s fluid
and goes on smoothly but I don’t have to paint a million
layers to get good coverage.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I created my own art style and technique in 2005. I mix
my own water-based colored inks by hand, layer the
colors on paper, then I add a variety of geometrical
patterns and shapes on top using black ink pens; silver
pens too, more recently. This is my main body of work
that has slowly evolved over the years. You can see it
here at: Rainbow Chaos (@soahc.wobniar) | Instagram