Rochelle Weiner is a Chicago artist who works in the mediums watercolor, encaustic and oil/cold wax. Rochelle is currently showing her work at The Leigh Gallery and the Andersonville Galleria, and her greeting cards are stocked at Artisanal Wilmette and I Love Chicago at O'Hare Airport. She is a member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, winner of the “Award of Excellence” from the Illinois Watercolor Society’s Annual Member Show November 2012, and was chosen as one of 60 contenders in 2012′s national juried exhibition, May 2012. Rochelle’s work has been featured on NBC’s Chicago Fire, NBC's Chicago PD as well as ABC’s Mindgames.

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My work to be on Chicago PD

I just signed release forms today because the set designer for NBC’s “Chicago PD” is going to use some of my work in the set for the show. Don’t know which pieces yet but I will be watching carefully to see when and where they show up! What a thrill!


Art Retreat 2014

Just got back from a 4 day artist’s retreat in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. 8 oil/cold wax painters, sharing a beautiful space at Shake Rag Alley, working side by side – what a great trip. Coincidentally there was a plein air competition happening the same weekend  in Mineral Point so we were surrounded by art and […]


Entered into IWS competition

I just entered the above painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” into the Illinois Watercolor Society’s annual member show. It’s a juried show so fingers crossed my painting will get noticed. I had a good spy of the competition when I dropped off and there are some serious contenders in that room! The painting is a continuation […]


One of my pieces was stolen

Ok – I was showing my work – 7 pieces – at a place that for privacy reasons I will not name. The show was over and I had planned to pick up the work on a agreed-upon day. The day before that however, I find out that one of my paintings had been stolen […]

Alcohol inks on Yupo paper

First day of workshop

Currently studying watercolor techniques with Karlyn Holman – today was abstract day. We worked with collage and watercolor for half the day and the other half of  the day we learned to work with alcohol inks. Having a ton of fun!


5 originals sold in June

I am very excited to report that I have sold 5 originals this month. Three to my good friends who have just moved in together (their first art purchase together) and a 4th and 5th are a commissioned portraits. I can’t post the portraits yet as they are both surprise gifts, but the three paintings […]

Where the magic happens

New studio!

Ok – the new studio is finally completed. Yay! I spent the last few weeks renovating my spare room into a real art studio. (Sorry overnight guests, you’ll have to bunk up in the office now). Super excited about getting to work in the new space!

portraits from photos

In memoriam

A very good friend lost his father a few months ago, and he and his mom have been having a particularly tough time. He asked if I could create a portrait for his mother in memoriam of their beautiful marriage. Attached is the finished product – it was given to her for mother’s day this […]


Currently showing at Café Vocar

I had the pleasure of celebrating Easter with my family at Café Vocar amongst 6 of my paintings currently decorating the dining area. Thank you to Michael and JoAnn at Café Vocar! They look fantastic and dinner was delicious and fabulous! Anyone in the Milwaukee area, I highly recommend a visit to the café soon! […]

At The Edge - Watercolor on Aquabord, 11" x 14" x 2"

Abstracts on Aquabord

A while back I bought a few aquabords, inspired by a demo I’d seen with another artist. Aquabord is an Ampersand product – a board treated with a porous clay surface that works well with aqua based media. I bought the boards and then they sat there – for a long time. I had no […]