Rachel Jeffery, the wife of familiar face, Graham, (Trevena Cross owners) was a graduate of Falmouth Art School more than twenty years ago. A little bit more about Rachel and the inspiration behind her paintings can be found below, along with a link to her Artfinder profile where you can see some of her portfolio – and purchase one of her pieces!
In Rachel’s words…
“My earlier work was born from a collection drawings, photos and memories from my surroundings of beautiful beaches and gardens. I would sometimes just sit on a cliff and paint. I draw spontaneously to capture my immediate reactions and try to grasp the spirit of the place. I merge ideas with the figurative and work on several oil paintings at once encouraging expressive marks to flow. I intend to marry emotional and visual responses.
NOW – I am inspired mostly by the geology of my surroundings and have a collection of rock pool paintings and landscapes from my home county of Cornwall. I am building a collection of work, which is informed by my recent five week trip to New Zealand. I experiment with materials and like to embrace new techniques. In addition, the discipline of Life Drawing, keeps observational skills in tune. A selection of life based work is also available”.