Sister sites
Artist directory
 North America
 New artwork
 Safety tips
 Contact us


Artist directory :: Verisimilitude

romantic, figurative, deconstructionist, mixed media from a queer anti-capitalist perspective with a view toward eco-awareness, reclamation & sustainability...



Rebecca Toran Ailisheva 
I have always been a dancer, a dreamer, and an overthinker, stuck in my head and wanting to inhabit my body gracefully and without fear. Art supports that process for me. It provides a means with which I can digest the difficult, problematic, beautiful world I find myself in. I am inspired by movement and metaphor and a deep desire to express, transform &explore. My formal artistic education began in college, where I was trained as a scenic artist and theatrical designer. I traveled to Paris to study the Van Aken Classical Technique and work in the Louvre as a copyist. I spent several years working professionally as a muralist, art teacher, scenic painter, and copyist. It was not until my time studying to become an Expressive Arts Therapist (starting...


Sign guestbook
Send message 

Oakland, CA
United States


Eco Art All of these pieces either feature, or made entirely from, reclaimed &found objects from man-made and natural ecosystems..
Everyman Series A series of still life acrylics based on the wooden artist model in order to highlight gesture, emotion and texture.
Into the never ending process Friends and fans often comment on how layered my art is. This is because I just keep adding and adding - sometimes I think a piece is done for years and then I look at it and realize I need to keep going. Or sometimes I know it's not done and I still have to put it aside for awhile until the next steps become clear.


Prints available!
I'm excited to announce that I now have prints available for 6 of my paintings. Below they are listed with title, descriptions, text, and available sizes in inches (other sizes are possible).

The Way My Heart
This has been a year of "painting over".. I haven't bought a new canvas in over a year, and instead have been layering new life onto old canvases.. here's another before and after..

The shifting of time on a painting..

New works in progress
Here are a few pieces I’ve been working on..

Mail Art for Prisoners
On second thought, I have actually been making art. It's just that this year has been much more about mail art - due to my involvement with the local SF Bay Area chapter of Black &Pink. Here are some of the cards we decorated this year to send inside.

Copyright © 2024, Zhibit LLC | Terms of use | Privacy policy