I try to balance an expressive and free use of paint with a more considered mark making so that the form of what I am painting is never lost in the application.
Born: 1984 in Liverpool, UK
Rachael’s large works are currently hanging in the US Embassy in Dublin, at the headquarters of the Clerical Medical corporation, in the foyer of the Medical Council of Ireland and Alder Hey Children’s hospital, among other public spaces. This year one of Rachael’s largest pieces has been hung in the new East Anglian Children’s Hospice ‘The Nook’ . She has previously been nominated for the Boundary Figurative Art Prize and her work is held in the collections of many private individuals across the globe.
Rachael studied Fine Art painting and drawing at the Wimbledon School of Art after a foundation course at The Wirral Metropolitan College in Birkenhead. She continued to develop her drawing technique at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid as part of the European Erasmus programme. Rachael paints and teaches life drawing classes in Norfolk.
“As an artist I am inspired by natural beauty, in particular the area I live in Norfolk along with other locations around the world. These have included the volcanic region of northern Iceland, the dramatic Himalayan landscape of Ladakh, west Scotland in winter and the south west coast of Ireland. I find each location captivating and inspiring and my approach to painting is largely immediate and direct”.
Rachael’s work has featured in Who’s Who in Art (36th edition) and periodicals such as Vogue, House Beautiful Magazine, Period Ideas, Achica Living Design and Lifestyle, EDP Magazine and Newspaper, the front cover of Just Regional magazine (Wroxham) as well as many online blogs.
Rachael is happy to paint commissioned pieces. For more information please contact Capital Culture Gallery.