Rachel’s flower paintings are primarily engaged with the juxtaposition of science and art, and in so being are a rich source of expression and exploration. Painting from life with an almost scientific scrutiny and a fascination with their human qualities, Rachel imbues each of the undulating forms with emotion and symbolism.
Rachel has a varied and interesting life as a painter & illustrator, working from her studio at home in Brighton. Following graduation in 1994 from Illustration at The University of Brighton, and in tandem with her blossoming career as a painter, Rachel also enjoyed teaching Art and Design at Brighton City College, and promoting the therapeutic aspects of painting by running workshops for children and adults experiencing mental health and learning difficulties.
Rachel also works as an illustrator, mainly in children’s publishing and has among her clients Bloomsbury Publishing, Penguin and Oxford University Press. She has also recently been selected for ‘Images’ by the Association of Illustrators, and for their exhibition, which begins a tour of the UK from The Mall Galleries in London in July 2005.
Rachel paints for private commission and sells her work in galleries and art fairs throughout the country. Most recently she has exhibited at the ‘Brighton Art Fair’ and Christmas Open Houses, and is currently preparing for; Brighton’s May Festival Open Houses Exhibition, ‘The Daily Telegraph House and Garden Fair’ in June (at Olympia's Grand and National Halls) and ‘The Game Fair’ at Belvoir Castle near Grantham in Leicestershire, in July. She is also excited to have received an invitation to exhibit in a project sponsored by the Duke of Norfolk, which will run during the Flower Festival in Arundel this year.