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Rachel Sudworth

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'Around us'

'One day like this'


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Abstract expressive paintings, immersive and full of quiet energy.

I work quite intuitively, using paint in a loose way, adding more intense shapes and line, building layers to create depth and interesting marks with other media.
So there is also a focus on the actual action of painting, the marks made, responding to sounds or music, remembered textures and movement. For me, the process is as important as the initial inspiration. I begin with the idea or memory but it is a journey in terms of how the painting evolves, layers added or covered, other marks revealed again or worked into to capture the feeling I want to convey.
It becomes about creating an impression, making a painting I feel has depth, balance, and quietness, something that draws a viewer in, and invites their personal involvement.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

My art comes from my soul, and each work is a journey that begins with with paint, marks, texture and depth. It means so much to be able to convey feelings and provoke emotional responses through paint on canvas.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Artist responding to and sharing experiences in nature.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

After graduation in 2001, my first job took me to Manchester where I settled and worked for nearly 10 years in the textile industry, designing textiles and wallpaper for the UK, USA, Korea, Japan and European markets.
A job change for my husband meant relocation to Herefordshire and the opportunity to return to my love of painting.
We’re now based in The Golden Valley, on the border of England and Wales, and my studio at the bottom of the garden has beautiful views of The Black Mountains.

I have gallery representation throughout the UK and my work is held in private collections around the world.

1998-2001 BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design, Loughborough University School of Art and Design
1997-1998 BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

The wonder and the wild, Group show, Gallery@Home
Gallery 54
The Bealach Gallery
Self curated solo show, The Bridge Inn
Secret postcard show, The Old Lockup Gallery
The colour of nature, Group show, Old Lockup Gallery
Gallery 54
The Bealach Gallery
Gallery 54
The Bealach Gallery
Winter exhibition, Old Lockup Gallery
Private sales via website and social media

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Gallery 54 Ross on Wye
Silson Contemporary, Harrogate
The Bealach Gallery, Highlands

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