Rachel Lockwood's work is formed by what surrounds her, with an emphasis on the natural world and our relationship with it. Fortunately Rachel lives in an area that is incredibly diverse, with forests, huge skies, marshland and waterways. People come from far and wide to gaze upon this landscape and it's the memories and feelings of this that we keep within that interests her. This is what Rachel tries to drag out of her head, a condensed image of what she has seen and felt.
Forests in particular are becoming more significant to Rachel as these spaces force us to use even more of our primal senses. Rachel recently spent a year painting the changing seasons in a local forest which gave me the opportunity to stop and absorb the movement, sounds and colour within it. One of the things Rachel realised was how the mind works to fill in the spaces of things we hear and things we think we've seen.
Rachel works mostly in oils as she likes the diversity of the material which allows her to sculpt or use glazes depending on the energy she is trying to create.
Born in Sheffield in July 1966.
Started to paint at the age of 5 in-between running wild and wanting to live like Tarzan.
1984 Psalter Lane Art College, Sheffield.
1985-89 BA Middlesex Poly (Hornsey College of Art) London.
2005 Solo exhibition, 'Water', Pinkfoot Gallery
2008 Solo exhibition, 'Water', Pinkfoot Gallery
2008 Joint exhibition, peter pears Gallery
2009 Broadway Modern, John Noot
2009 Landscape exhibition, Pinkfoot Gallery
2010 Solo exhibition, 'Norfolk' Pinkfoot Gallery
2011 Solo exhibition and book launch, 'Painted Landscape', Pinkfoot Gallery
2012 joint exhibition, 'Seeing the Light', Pinkfoot Gallery
2012 Joint exhibition, 'Minsmere', Aldborough Gallery
2013 Solo exhibition and book launch, 'Forest', Pinkfoot Gallery
2014 Norwich Castle Museum Exhibition, Inspired by Birds.
2008 Oil painting workshop, series 2 Dorling Kindersley
2011 Painted landscape, Red Hare publishing
2013 Forest, Red Hare publishing