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Rachel creates paintings that appear naïve in appearance, yet there is a strong sense of discipline and direction amongst the bold colour palette and fluid marks.

She has developed her practise over the years and has now emerged and gained international recognition, with her work being displayed at homes in Switzerland, Dubai, Boston and New York.

“My work is about the exploration of mark making and instinctive lines which map out and form our conscious surroundings. The graphical nature of my strokes challenges my use of colour to create depth and balance.”

It really goes back to basics in the studio for Rachel as she builds, stretches and primes all of her own canvases.

To create most of her paintings she will travel to draw from real life in order to engage and get a feel of the location, to then transcribe onto canvas. This has taken her across the globe for inspiration and new perspectives.

Each painting documents a moment from a time and place, but however static the paint is, the moment is kept bustling in the vibrancy of Rachel’s approach.

Artwork by Rachel Tighe View All Work