My paintings describe actions and emotion that come just before catastrophe. I am looking for the boundary where safety and fear lies. I paint control slipping through my subject’s fingers and pooling in offsetting signs around the image. I like them looming there, a series of dots my subject is trying to connect.

Rae Klein is best known for her oil paintings. A principle theme in her work is tense, off situations. Through painting, she explores where the line is when events cross from in, to out of one’s control. Subtle emotions from the realization that one is becoming powerless translate into visual detail. 

She graduated in 2017 with a BFA in Painting from Eastern Michigan University. She continues to paint and live in Michigan. Her work resides in private collections across the United States and abroad.