Sometimes we discover the most incredible stories about .ART members and we just can’t help sharing them with you. Barbara Rachko learned to fly a plane at 25, worked as a domestic airline pilot, then served as a Navy commander – and retired to become a full-time painter.
She lost her husband to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, but moved through her loss and got back to art. She has managed to produce four different artistic series, created a successful blog with more than 29,000 subscribers, and wrote an autobiographical book called “From Pilot to Painter.”
Barbara’s vibrant folk-inspired pastel paintings take you to the world of spirits, shaman rituals, and bizarre manifestations of the deep subconscious. Make sure to check out http://barbararachko.art to enjoy her truly unique vision.
Image: Barbara Rachko, “The Orator,” soft pastel on sandpaper, 38″ x 58″, 2017