This is a first of a continuing project I am doing called Wilmington Artists in their Studios. Todays featured artist is Rachel Kastner.  Rachels medium is primarily oils. She has an education background on the creative side having completed a BS in Interior Design from the University of Georgia and a BA in Studio Art from UNCW. She has also studied at various workshops in Penland, NC.

We had a lot of fun doing the shoot in her studio and I was lucky enough to watch her work. I lurked around while she worked on one of her current paintings. Rachel’s studio is located in Acme Art Studios at 711 N. Fifth Street in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has exhibited at numerous galleries and art shows in the area. She is currently on exhibit at the DIVAMADE (Female Artists of Wilmington) show at Bottega Art and Wine. As a matter of fact if you are out in Wilmington tonight you can see Rachels work at Bottega and other artists as part of the Wilmington Fourth Friday Gallery Night. The studios in Acme will also be open to view artists work. Rachel also will be represented at the Woods Gallery on Bald Head Island and later in the Spring will exhibit at the Community Arts Council in Kinston, NC.

So you can get out in Wilmington tonight if you are local and meet the artists and if you do stop by Bottega Art and Wine and personally say hello to Rachel Kastner. You can also reach Rachel at

Stop by as I feature other local artists in Wilmington Artists in Their Studios.