Rachael has been painting and drawing as long as she can remember. She grew up in a little town called Te Puke with a mum who worked as an art teacher & was surrounded by creativity. Rachael also loves working with people and left Te Puke to study clinical psychology at the University of Otago - an area she has now worked in for the last 10 years. While studying psychology, Rachael really missed creativity, so she started painting murals and selling paintings in Dunedin. Over the last decade, Rachael has fallen in love with painting and experimented with various styles and mediums.
Rachael now lives in Auckland with her husband, two young children, and their black and white cat. Rachael paints in her light-filled studio out the back of their garden. Rachael mainly paints impressionistic and abstract pieces and draws inspiration from the colours and forms surrounding us in nature. She loves to experiment with new colour palettes, as demonstrated in her vibrant abstract pieces. Rachael is also fascinated by the use of light, layers, and texture, and how this can be used to portray depth. This gives Rachael's art the feeling and quality of being able to 'step right into it'.
Rachael is represented by the Turua Gallery in St Heliers, Auckland - https://www.turuagallery.co.nz
Rachael is available for commissions and is now providing personalised gift vouchers. For more information, please get in touch with Rachael.