Hello, I am The Rain Dweller.

My name is Christopher Durao and I am an artist. I do wedding photography & videography by trade, and I am an apprentice tattooer. I also enjoy painting.

My sun-sign on the zodiac calendar is Cancer, so I naturally consider family in the highest regard. I am married to the love of my life, Sarah, and have a baby boy, Oliver. We own and operate a small homestead in rural Connecticut and live a simple, self-sustaining life raising our children, animals and crop.

I am a veteran of the United States Army and due to the experiences I had within my time in service, I became an advocate for mental health. I do work for this cause through the peer-support community I founded, The Rain Dweller Tribe. This project supports mental + emotional health by connecting individuals, who are committed to making a change in their life, to a community of peer-support, education and experiences that utilize holistic tools. (You can read more about this project below.)

I am a creator and I have loved art my whole life. When I was a boy, I would draw hand-made comic books filled with my own characters and stories. Today, my art still reflects this love of cartoons and comic books. I use bold lines and bright colors. My style is also influenced by American and Japanese traditional tattoos. I have a vast interest in ancient history, culture and folklore which heavily impacts my art. I infuse my love of mindfulness into my work and try to create imagery that has spiritual significance.

I am utlizing this website to showcase my portfolio of work, as well as sell a few finished pieces to those who appreciate them. I am not currently available to tattoo yet, as I am still an apprentice. Please sign up for my email list if you wish to be notified when I begin taking tattoo clients.

The Rain Dweller Tribe

Connecting community to peer-support & holistic tools for mental wellness

We are known as Rain Dwellers.
enduring the storm, helping
those lost seek sanctuary.

The Rain Dweller Tribe is a peer-support community located in Connecticut, USA that supports mental + emotional health by connecting individuals, who are committed to making a change in their life, to a community of peer support, education and experiences that utilize holistic and creative tools.

By accessing our community and events you will be given the space to become a more confident, empowered human being.
Our members are known as Rain Dwellers.

Rain Dwellers are those who have endured the storm in their mind and help others lost within its calamity find sanctuary.

SENTINELS OF THE RAIN

The Sentinels are the pillars of our tribe. These guardians of the light have dedicated themselves to holding umbrellas for us all, and do so by hosting Check-In Hours and offering support via our Rain Dweller Tribe Chat. Each of our leaders has their own unique qualities that strengthen and diversify our group.


The Sentinel Roster:

Christopher Durao

Sarah Durao

Sara Putney

Victor Padilla

Tatianna Trotman

Michaelangelo Mancini

Hallie Caisse


If you have any questions, please reach out to one of us via Whatsapp, privately or in our Rain Dweller Tribe Chat.

WEEKLY CHECK-IN HOUR

Join us for our weekly Check-In Hour via ZOOM on Thursday nights at 8pm est.
We will:

- Meditate

- Journal

- Connect with each other

- Practice gratitude

- Set intentions for the week

Join our Check-In Hour at 8pm est

on Thursdays

JOIN OUR TRIBE!

Get extra support and encouragement from a group of peers texted directly to your phone via WhatsApp.

This is our main form of connection and we use this application chat to give Check-In Hour reminders as well.


You can join by sending an email to cdurao@theraindweller.com with a subject line: “Invite me to the Rain Dweller Tribe”