Rachel is a self taught artist, continuing a career in science while painting in her spare time. She has been a member of the Nottingham Society of Artists Trust since 2000, exhibiting regularly in selected and group exhibitions at the NSAT Gallery, Friar Lane Nottingham. In 2004 she took part in the Lady Bay Open Studios event, and has had two solo exhibitions (Wax Café, Broad St Nottingham, 2002 and 2004).
This painting was created for the Kathleen Marchant Award exhibition at the NSAT Gallery on the subject of Watson Fothergill, February 2008.
Watson Fothergill was the renowned Nottingham architect responsible for many of Nottingham’s finest buildings. The painting is of the entrance to the Nottingham Express Offices building on Upper Parliament St, built by Fothergill 1875-76. The corner entrance tower was apparently inspired by the work of the architect Burges and is graced by carvings of the heads of three leading Liberal politicians of the day - Cobden, Gladstone & Bright.
Rachel was awarded the Oil Prize in the exhibition for this painting, which is produced using oil on board.
Rachel’s other work includes a series of cityscapes and landscapes of Morocco; coastal scenery from the west coasts of Cornwall, Scotland and New Zealand; recent work with a mixed media group depicting patterns in nature; plus various commissions and portraits.
Her work is available to view on http://www.imageportfolio.com