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. 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.
“My work combines a love of paint and its application with the discipline of drawing.
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. Every painting consists of several different layers – each with a distinct approach. I consider my use of colour to be key to each painting’s success.
As an artist I have travelled to many and varied places looking for inspiration in nature. This has 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 found each location captivating and inspiring but I was always limited in time and my approach was largely immediate and direct. I recently moved to Norfolk with its big skies and wonderful light. Being able to watch the seasons change has been a revelation. The varying light, colours and forms have allowed me to gradually develop my interpretation of my surroundings. Consequently, I have become increasingly expressive in technique and colour as I seek to capture what a ‘landscape’ means to me”.
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, She was pictured on the front cover of Just Regional magazine (Wroxham) as well as many online blogs.