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Ami Raime featured at Chocmo | Kitsap Week

Lake Inlet by Ami Raime is on display at ChocMo in Poulsbo, as well as other paintings by Raime.  - Courtesy photo
Lake Inlet by Ami Raime is on display at ChocMo in Poulsbo, as well as other paintings by Raime.
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After representing her birth country Singapore in national field hockey tournaments, Ami Raime immigrated to the United States in 2001 where she began a career in the insurance industry.

“I just loved the country,” she said. “I decided to come back and stay.”

After a life in sports, and then a new career, Raime took on another challenge: painting.

“I don’t have any formal training,” Raime said. “I came here and I painted for my friends as gifts.”

She took up the brush alongside televised sensation Bob Ross .

“I’ve been watching Bob Ross on TV and I love his techniques,” she said. “As you can see from my landscape paintings, I learned from him.”

Before long, Raime had her own Etsy website to sell her work.

Poulsbo’s ChocMo is featuring Raime’s oil and acrylic paintings through February. An artist reception will be Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. Raime will be present, and encourages others to come meet her. In fact the first 30 people the artist meets at the reception will get small gift.

“Come to me and say ‘hi,’ you’ll get something,” she said.

What: Artist reception for Ami Raime.

When: Jan. 23, 6 p.m.

Where: ChocMo, 19880 7th Ave, Poulsbo.

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