Rachael Walker artwork for sale and artist biography
For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved to be creative. After finishing school all I knew I wanted to do was to continue my art studies and develop as an artist/designer. I applied to York university and achieved a BA(HONS) 2:1 in art and design and then went on to complete a MSc with distinction in textile design at Huddersfield university.
After spending a few ...years in the textile industry I now work from home as an embroidery digitizer, this allows me to manage my time and I am now able to paint on a daily basis which is what I love to do.
My work is unique, original, decorative in nature and distinctive in style. I find inspiration all around me but I paint from imagination using my love for bold intense colours, form and texture to create pieces of art that are innovative and inspiring to others. I specialize in abstract and semi-abstract which allows me more freedom with my creativity. I see the work I create as a journey of discovery and I’m constantly developing and challenging myself to greater heights of expression. My favourite subjects vary from landscapes, flowers and architecture to bold shapes and pattern. My preferred medium is resin, with this I can create truly eye catching work that is new and contemporary, its glass like finish enhances the vibrancy of colour and depth within my work. Using resin is certainly no easy job. Its fluid character is also very unpredictable often flowing where it isn’t supposed to. Since finding resin my art and the way I work has developed significantly, I do not use a paintbrush, all my work is created by pouring colour onto canvas and then manipulating its movement using a variety of methods. Each piece takes on a journey of its own and will take on many forms before I’m satisfied with it, it’s a very experimental and exciting way of working for me as an artist and fills me with so many more ideas to explore.