Sheffield born, Rachel has been living in North Norfolk for over 20 years and now considers it her home. From her studio in Cley next the Sea, Rachel is an artist who paints what she sees; interpreting the subjects in her unique style.
Rachel’s lifelong passion for nature and art has led her through numerous areas of study. She attended the Psalter Lane Art School in Sheffield, then on to Hornsey College of Art, now Middlesex University, to study scientific illustration, which included zoological and medical illustration.
After a successful career painting in London, Rachel spent some time traveling and living abroad before moving to Norfolk. Rachel’s work explores our ancient connection with the creatures in our landscape. She strives to recreate the emotion and adrenalin of the split-second glimpse of a chance encounter when you see, or think you’ve seen, a wild animal.
Her October 2016 exhibition, Wildling was the culmination of Rachel’s work exploring our ancient connection with the creatures in our landscape. Powerful paintings with recurrent themes such as mother and child and foxes lost in play, in Rachel’s words, question the inner wildness that lurks within all of us. Rachel has also had a book by the same title published of this exhibition.
Please contact the gallery or visit www.reharepublishing.co.uk collection of Rachel’s work has been published in a book called North Norfolk, A Painted Landscape, Red Hare Publishing Ltd. In this book, Rachel’s diarised text takes you on a journey along the coast, visiting her favourite painting locations for more information