Rachael’s recent work is taken from her immediate environment.  She lives very near the sea in Newlyn and is a regular year-round sea swimmer. Her relationship to the natural world and the places she visits on a daily basis feature regularly in her paintings.  Her work also stems from an interest in the formal qualities that make up a painting; she thinks very carefully about the placement of these. Her visual language hones in on shape and form, light and dark, the edges of things. She has recently become very interested at the point when figuration becomes abstraction and visa versa and some of her images attempt at depicting this relationship.  Alongside this there is also a fascination in her experience of looking and viewing a space. Some of her current paintings capture the overlaying of images, like a visual sound scape; foreground, sky, background, details etc all coming together in one image that tries to capture a number of viewpoints, rather than from one's own perspective. 

Qualifications

 

1987-88    Masters Degree, Painting, Chelsea, School of Art

 

1983-85    Completed B.A.Hons, Coventry University

 

1980-81    1st year B.A. Hons, Coventry University

 

1979-80    One Year Art Foundation Course, Barnfield College, Luton                                

 

Future Shows

 

May 2021 Jupiter Gallery Newlyn

 

Selected Group Shows

2020 Tyler Gallery

2020 Edge of Dark Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

2018 NSA ‘drawing’ group Show Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

2017 Borders NSA Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

2016 Newlyn Art Gallery ‘Wet’ Auction

2016 London Art Fair Jill George Gallery

2015 Toronto Art Fair Jill George Gallery

2015 NSA group show Penwith Gallery St Ives

2014 McCallister Gallery Surrey

2014 PZ Gallery NSA Critics Choice – Laura Gascoigne

2013 Newlyn Art Gallery – Newlyn School of Art Tutor Exhibition

2013 McCallister Gallery Surrey

2012 Plymouth Art Gallery ‘New Light on Newlyn’

2012 NSA Group Show, Feiler Gallery, Newlyn

2011 Chapel Gallery Gulval

2011 Uncharted Landscape

2011 Abundance Kestle Barton

2010 RWA Autumn Open Bristol

2009 NSA Christmas Show Westcott Gallery St Ives

2009 Autumn Open RWA Bristol

2009 NSA Cornish Perspective RWA Bristol

2008 NSA Small works on paper Christmas Show

2008 RWA Autumn Open Bristol

One Person Shows

2017 Picture Room Newlyn Art Gallery

2004 Cornerstone Gallery St Ives

2002 Falmouth Arts Centre

1994 Atlantis Gallery Brick Lane

 

Societies

 

2001 Elected Member of Newlyn Society Of Artists

 

        

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

2019 – current        Art Tutor at Space for You (A wellbeing charity in Penzance)

 

2000-  current             Cornwall College.

            Fine Art Lecturer (part time)

            

2014 – current        Newlyn School of Art

            Mentor Tutor on mentoring course and deliver workshops.