About

I just want to put some beauty and joyful thought into everyday life. 

A little bit about me, people seem to like that kind of stuff...



I was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Manhattan College.  As a kid at Bank Street, I always enjoyed creating and seeing artwork. The school trips where we went to the museum were always the most exciting for me.

I also loved woodshop as a kid and still do, but who has their own personal woodshop in Manhattan??!!  

There's so much grey and white and black and not enough pink, red, yellow or green floating around in the universe.  Sometimes I just want to stop and plant a flower or a few...

I desire to put something with beauty into the world for people to look at, for generations to come.  I want someone to see my painting and feel goodness, feel human again.

Some more normal things about me: I also like to sculpt, and have participated in various forms of art, including singing, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Afro-Brazilian and African dance. Singing and painting are my most favorite forms of expression. 

ART VIEWINGS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, THANK YOU KINDLY.

zakiya@zakiyaraines.com  |  646 776 1117