As an abstract artist who works in primarily oils, Rochelle Dammel finds the process of combining colors, moving and mixing paint inspiring. A native of Washington State, Rochelle has lived in Colorado for the past seven years.
While living in France for several years, Rochelle Dammel studied a variety of mediums with artist Madame Anne-Marie Volodos in LePeq, Yvelines, a small village west of Paris. She also traveled to the south of France to study pastels. These experiences inspired her to spend more time using art as a way of expression and allowed her to explore the use of old European colors.
Rochelle Dammel's abstact journey began in 2005 while studying with seasoned abstract artist and mentor Michael Ottersen in Kirkland, Washington. Later Colorado studies included color theory with Sandra Kaplan, landscape with Doug Dawson, and the figure with Jordan Wolfson, Diane Rapissi and Stephen Perkins.
Believing in the power of giving back, Rochelle Dammel has donated pieces to the Kirkland Art Center's annual black-tie auction and has participated in the Seattle's Forgotten Works Challenge where she created 30 paintings in 30 days.
Rochelle Dammel holds a BA in Communications/Advertising from the University of Washington, and spent years in corporate technology sales. She continues to write real estate and business marketing pieces today in the Denver area.