Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition
Rachel has been creating from a very young age, possibly since she first learned how to suss out her environment. Through mixed media and abstract paintings, she explores relationship with self, others and nature. Rachel is not afraid to tackle big emotions, messy conflict and conversations about mental health. She works and lives in Kelowna,
Her intent as an artist is to illuminate the beauty and messiness of the human experience.
She works on canvas and wood panel with acrylic, ink, gel, and recently mixed media images. Her art is informed by how humans relate to each other, magic in the everyday, depression and anxiety. Rachel likes to challenge perception, or rather the perception that all perception is the same. She likes to make the eyes move and make the imagination come out to play. She is drawn to texture and messy mistakes.
Her idols from the world of art are Mark Rothko, Picasso, Andy Warhol and anyone who is willing to expose their talent to the criticism of others.
Rachel grew up in Northern Saskatchewan where it was cold and icy before moving to West Coast British Columbia where it was rainy and drear before ending up in the mountainous, sunny Okanagan where she will never leave.