Itamar Raizman was born to paint

Itamar Raizman’14 has been passionate about art since he was young.

“He was  born holding a brush,” said friend Caesar Ndelcu’14.

“I just really like to paint and draw things.  I don’t know why but it’s fun,” Raizman said.

According to friend Edgar Llamas’14, art runs in Raizman’s family.  “His whole family paints.  He paints, his mom paints, his younger brother paints, and his dad is a photographer,” said Llamas.

“A lot of teachers when I was in preschool said I was talented, though I don’t know if I really was.  I had a lot of interest in art when I was young, so I guess that played a role in what I do now,” Raizman

“I’m really proud of this one painting I did in oil pastels.  I entered it into the bug bowl and it won first place so I’m pretty proud of that as well, that was like in sixth grade,” said Raizman

STILL LIFE: Itamar Raizman ‘14 paints a picture based on a photo he took . He is currently in advanced painting.  “I like [this painting] because it’s very colorful.  It looks pretty realistic to me.  I just had a ton of fun painting it,” Raizman said.

STILL LIFE: Itamar Raizman ‘14 paints a picture based on a photo he took . He is currently in advanced painting. “I like [this painting] because it’s very colorful. It looks pretty realistic to me. I just had a ton of fun painting it,” Raizman said.

When Raizman was younger he took classes with a private teacher, but now he almost all of his painting happens in Fusen’s art classes.

Raizman uses various paints, charcoals, and drawing pencils to create his art.

“I like using charcoal and acrylic.  It is really fun because you get to mix a lot of colors,” said Raizman.

“The was the colors compliment each other always works well and expresses some type of emotion,” said Nedelcu.

According to Nedelcu, some of Raizman’s best work comes from painting with a knife instead of a traditional paintbrush.

“If it’s charcoal I like to draw faces or bodies.  If it’s anything to do with color such as acrylic I like to paint scenes,” said Raizman.

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