Welcome To Rafi Was Here Studios Online
Rafi Was Here Studios is the creative playground for Award Winning Contemporary Artist Rafi Perez and Jewelry Artisan Klee Angelie. Known for their thought provoking, stunning and beautiful Art and Jewelry, they use unconventional techniques that spurs the imagination.
Their body of work is prolific, Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.
If You Was Here, Where Have You Been?
They have shown their work at a showing by Starbucks Coffee Co. and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The River North Art Gallery District and The Pensacola Museum of Art.
They have been interviewed on PBS and several Publications in Pensacola and the Gulf Coast. Their work will also be presented in the upcoming feature film "Lake Eerie."
Rockin’ Out at Rafi Was Here Studios
Klee and Rafi can usually be found in the studio flinging paint and hammering on fine metals. The Studio is open by appointment only, but they can be found every weekend at a showing, event or festival. Visit the Event Calendar page to see what their upcoming events are and where they will be showing their art and jewelry.
Not from the Gulf Coast? No problem, visit their online store or contact them for a commission.
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What Are People Saying?
Soooo Sooo beautiful Klee…. seriously woman. your work never fails to touch my heart. love it
I LOVE my new bracelet and earrings!!! They are perfect! I wanted to post the picture on your page, but didn’t know how! You are amazing!
Hi Klee! The piece is absolutely amazing and more than I could have ever imagined! Thank you so much!
I’ve been collecting jewelry for many years and I have had a weakness at times for some expensive brands. I have a lot of Tabra, several Michele watches and about 20 bands as well as a lot of Native American pieces. I collected gold before it got so expensive. Since I found your jewelry, I hardly ever wear any of it. Your pieces are simple and elegant, and I just enjoy wearing them.
I’ve sent your page to my daughter in Italy and she is going to spread your talent to all of her friends. I know they will LOVE your jewelry! So beautiful Klee, EVERYTHING.
Rafi paints with soul; not many artists can paint that way. If you are looking for ‘commercial’ art, go elsewhere. Rafi is a one-of-a-kind artist who paints with passion!
Every time I go anywhere wearing your jewelry, even when I go to the gym I have someone comment or ask about the jewelry I’m wearing. I don’t even wear my other jewelry anymore, I gave most of it away to my nieces and nephews because I only want to wear your pieces.
Klee and Rafi are two of my favoritist people!
Loving my new necklace! I’m totally addicted to your stuff!
LOVE my new bracelet!!!! your jewelry rocks!
Contemporary Fine Art and Jewelry
"Something I realized, is that an artist who gives in emotionally to the piece he is creating is flowing with something that is greater than himself. No thoughts, just emotion... It is a powerful thing. Along with drip I've experimented with some pretty unique techniques and unconventional materials in order to achieve the feeling that the piece demands."
Fine Art For Your Home
Fine art paintings are amazing decorating element. They can transform a room, giving it character and provide a focal point that will convey an emotion.
Fine art seems to also defy physics in that they will change the depth perception of a room making it appear bigger and more welcoming.
Empty walls are a great place to add beauty to any room and make it feel like home. Colorful pieces add light and emotion to a room. Bright colors attract focus while warm tones provide a sense of spaciousness. I keep all these elements in mind when choosing the colors and texture of my works.
Fine Art For Your Body
Jewelry is a way to express who you are in such a beautifully subtle way. It can be a token of self empowerment, inspiration, or a reminder of a good feeling or a momentous occasion in your life.
While Klee Angelie has a line of signature pieces that are very popular, she is becoming most known for her ability to create one of a kind, never duplicated, wearable art pieces for her clients based on their personality and style. "I sit down with my clients one on one and discuss a piece they may have in mind, bouncing thoughts back and forth until we have created in conceptual form, exactly what they want. My job then, is to make that vision happen for them."
Why You Should Commission A Piece From Rafi and Klee
Commissioned art has long been associated with a display of wealth, power, and refined taste. Governments commission statues, Kings hired exclusive painters, and prestigious universities commission portraits of their founders. Thousands of years ago it was happening and it is still happening today. You can visit our commission pages to have all your questions answered.
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Recent Projects of Awesomeness!
Rafi and Klee Featured in New Lake Eerie Feature Film
Our artwork and jewelry is being presented in a feature film and I can’t tell you how excited we are. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on The Lake Eerie Movie!
A letter From Rafi and Klee
A lot of New and Exciting News at Rafi Was Here Studios
We have had a busy few weeks here at Rafi Was Here Studios As some of you know, we shipped out some art and jewelry for the feature film “Lake Eerie.” I am happy to say that they have started filming and we have been lucky to get some very awesome behind the scenes pictures of the production. Unfortunately we can’t share them just yet… and the suspense continues. We also completely redesigned the website to make it mobile friendly and just freaking COOL! Did I mention it was cool… Klee and I have been looking at our website for ..
Upload A Picture of Your New Piece!
We absolute love getting Pictures from people wearing their new jewelry or showing off their new painting. We've also gotten a few photos of the explorer on the road, pretty cool! If you have an awesome picture to share, just click this button and it will take you to the upload page.