HI, I'M RACHEL

I am an abstract artist living in Brisbane, Australia with my husband and two daughters. I paint abstract landscapes and find it a joyful, peaceful escape where I get to create something beautiful.

One of my favourite moments are when I deliver an artwork to my client and see it hung up on the wall in its forever home. I see the affect it has on the people who live there, I see my art coming to life and doing its job. It’s this final moment where the artwork comes to its place where I feel most happy. The piece is given its true purpose and meaning – it’s given context, dimension and visual impact in a the space.

The places I most frequently visit in nature are usually what inspires me to paint. From references of the precarious granite outcrops of Girraween Natio­nal Park and the majestic coastal beauty of Yuraygir, to the captivating views of the sky and mountains from the verandah of my home. I love to see how paintings inspired from nature infuse spaces with positive energy. I have always felt that the natural world rejuvenates us.

Each abstract landscape that I paint is created through a process of layering paint and experimenting with composition, mark-making and the colour palette. I always seek to express an ephemeral sense of balance, depth and luminosity – my art is often moody and sensorial and imbued with ideas of transience and renewal. Essentially, I create emotive works with broad interpretive scope that invite people to reflect and enrich their everyday lives.

COLLECTORS

As an abstract artist in Brisbane, I work with clients looking for something special for their home, and businesses after statement pieces for their public spaces and offices. I create art that complements the unique natures of each space and the lives associated with it. I also have customers interstate and overseas.

COMMISSIONS

I enjoy working with clients on a commissioned basis, as well as creating my own bodies of work. Often the idea of commissioning artworks feels both attractive and daunting. I find great pleasure in guiding clients through the commission process  and am always happy to discuss ideas or chat about how a specific painting might work in a space.

BACKGROUND

After winning the Art Award in my senior year of high school, I completed a Diploma in Art (Interior Design) at the Queensland College of Art. I worked in the design industry for number of years before moving to Canberra and completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts (with Honours) at the Australian National University. I later lived and worked in London for many years before returning to Brisbane with my young family.

This depth of study and experience has given me a broad range of visual art and design skills.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

I would love to meet you. Contact me here or check out my portfolio and paintings for sale.

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