My Father is Concerned with Natural Selection
My Father is Concerned with Natural Selection - 1982

Water color and oil pastel on acid-free paper 30 in x 22 in






As a child, I believed that if I could draw something, I could somehow own it. Now, I feel like the work owns me. The art of drawing has reached in and pulled this work, like a secret from my core, and then delivered it to me, allowing others viewing it to bring their own stories.

—Rebecca Raubacher

Mother and Child
Mother and Child - 1979

Watercolor, acrylic paint, quill pen and ink on watercolor paper 39 ½ in x 28 in




Profile of a Young Man
Profile of a Young Man - 1989

Charcoal and wash on acid-free paper 40 in x 32 in

Drawing or painting begins with a mark, a line, a gesture and moves on to tell a story. I allow the mark to speak to me. There are no preliminary drawings or preconceived layouts, just the movement of the mark across the blank surface, letting the composition emerge. Keeping my cognizant self at bay allows the composition to develop naturally from my instinctual being.

-Rebecca Raubacher

Self Portrait, The Eden Drawings
Self Portrait, The Eden Drawings - 1987

Charcoal and wash on acid-free paper 40 in x 32 in




Preparing the Bride, The Silver Works
Preparing the Bride, The Silver Works - 1993

Charcoal, metallic and opaque markers, graphite, and watercolor on acid-free paper 32 in x 40 in






An environment envelops the figures, often including symbolic forms, colors, and values. The composition welcomes the viewer to move into the painting and enter the story.

—Rebecca Raubacher









Field Battle
Field Battle - 1999

Charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolor, metallic marker, and graphite on acid-free watercolor paper 42 in x 108 in