Rachel Arif is a contemporary landscape artist based in London. Arif spends much of her spare time in Suffolk, where she gets much of her inspiration. The artist is drawn to the enchanting coastal region with its quaint rural villages and bleak beautiful marshes and heaths.
Known as 'Constable Country', the artist himself painted many of the villages, streams and heaths that Arif visits today. It is famous as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and Rachel Arif is particularly drawn to the coastal towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Thorpness and Walberswick.
Rachel Arif’s work is abstract and loosely painted, highly textured, atmospheric, magnetic, and weather-filled. The land and weather in the U.K has moulded its inhabitants. They are emotive and powerful forces that are part of each of us. Rachel Arif tries to capture that intense intrinsic emotion.
Rachel Arif was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, where she developed a deep appreciation for drawing and painting from a young age. Arif studied Art, but it wasn't until her young children began school that the artist took up the discipline with any seriousness.
Quick sketches gave way to more serious works and Arif found herself receiving commissions and selling works. Her subject matter is often the Suffolk coast.
2017 Art in Mind Exhibition, Brick Lane, London
2017 Wrattens, Chislehurst, Kent
2017 Olivie Interiors, Suffolk
2017 The George Farnham Gallery, Suffolk
2018 Snape Maltings Suffolk
2018 Talented Art Fair Old Truman Brewery
2017 The Resident Magazine Editorial
2017 Inside Kent Magazine Feature
2017 Kent Life Magazine Feature
2017 Suffolk Resident Feature
2018 Destig International Art and Design magazine Feature
2018 Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country Feature
2018 Visit Chislehurst Feature
2018 Norfolk Suffolk Feature
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