Share the love of painting
BROADWATER, Neb. (KOLN) – While the town of Broadwater is where you’ll find Rachelle Eversole’s art studio, she actually spent a lot of time on the road, teaching Nebraskans how to paint.
“I’m an artist,” Eversole said. “Even as a child, I always loved to draw and paint. I grew up with a family of nine. We had a willow tree in the yard, and I would take a pen and paper and go out and draw. C was my safe space and a fun thing to do. I drew all through high school. When I got out of high school, I didn’t do it that much. Art got put on the backburner with work and life. family. My husband and I moved to Colorado and I started taking art classes in the Bob Ross technique. It was so much fun. After 11 years I was losing height to the work I I was busy. The class instructor said ‘why are you here’? I said, well, I’m losing my job, and it’s just for me to get by. And he said, Well, have you ever thought about being a Bob Ross instructor? I said no, what should I do? He told me and I worked toward it. I went to Virginia, the Bob Ross studio, I followed classes there and got certified in his painting technique.
Eversole says she taught statewide.
“I taught Lincoln and Beatrice,” Eversole said. “I’ve also taught in Lexington, Grand Island, Hastings, but now I just teach locally. I teach here in my studio. I also do small painting parties in towns in the region. I also teach the Bob Ross technique in Gering, Nebraska.
“Now that I’m retired, I don’t teach as much anymore,” Eversole said. “I’m now trying to develop my own style and do the things I’ve been thinking about for many years. I love doing western art. I love making flowers. I like to paint people. Now is the time for me to paint, explore and have fun. That’s what I’m doing.”
Eversole also produces paintings of beloved pets for people.
“I do commissioned paintings,” Eversole said. She paints deceased pets, so owners can keep the painting as a keepsake. “A lot of times people will send me some ashes, from the cremation, and I’ll incorporate that into the paint. It’s just another little thing that I like to do.
If you want to know more about the Art Barn and Rachelle Eversole, she is very responsive on Facebook. You can also call him at (308) 262-5960.
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