Rachel Sumner

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Fine Art trained, Rachel has been living and working as an artist in the West Country for the last 18 years, exhibiting her work countrywide. Previously she lived in rural France.

During her career Rachel has transitioned from her degree in fine art Painting, via a partnership making bespoke textiles and wall hangings to where she is now: dividing her time between making textile art works and mixed media assemblages.

Coast and landscape are strong influences on her art. Walking, collecting from the beach, recording and responding to daily life all inform what happens back in the studio. There is also a love of colour and of the challenge of bringing her ideas to life using found materials.

The textile pictures are created by cutting and shaping vintage and dyed fabrics, the whole is then drawn over and detailed with stitch.