Having studied at Glasgow School of Art, Rachel settled near her childhood home in the Fenlands in Swavesey. Her work is deeply inspired by nature and the mesmerising colours around us as the seasons change. Pre-family travel and experience of other cultures has also had a profound impact on her use and appreciation of colour.
Rachel uses St Petersburg Nights watercolours, for their beautiful jewel-like luminosity, building up layers in combination with inks and raw pigment. These range from fluorescent to the most light-absorbent black, and she love the interplay between these extremes and the dynamism created.
July 8, 2021