Rayne LaRose is a reptile artist and breeder in Lowell, Massachusetts. Rayne began doing artwork at the age of 11, and is completely self taught. He has worked with mediums including acrylic paints, soft pastels, and even sculpting with clay. His favorite remains high end colored pencils due to their ability to express the extreme detail he feels is needed to properly portray his subjects; animals both wild and tame. He has experience caring for all sorts of animals; from equines, to rodents, to of course, reptiles. He currently holds a job at Target, but hopes to expand his art and breeding business, “Raynestorm Reptiles”, to a point where he can quit day jobs altogether and focus on what he loves to do. He plans to move back to California within the next 3 years with his soon to be husband, Kenneth Manwill. Once moved and settled, he seeks to expand beyond his current gecko projects into larger species like bearded dragons and blue tongued skinks, as well as eventually monitor lizards and crocodilians.
Healing through Art and Reptiles
It often goes without saying, but I had a rough childhood. Regardless, two things kept me going
through it all; art and animals. As a result, my passion for art and the animals in my life have always been intertwined and fed off one another. It all started in my youth with a fascination for dragons. More