rachael bennett

rachael bennett painter of liminal spaces

Rachael Bennett

Artist’s statement
I am interested in the luminal spaces within landscape; my work is descriptive of form, light and place in an atmospheric way. I want to convey a sense of a scene from which it is possible to find a personal space and interpretation from within.
The materials and the image that is formed are integral, one makes the other. It is an agonising and radical process as I wait for the work to come together, an effect to emerge or disappear before I can make my next decision.
In the card pieces in particular I often reconstruct but never restart, I like using complete boxes including the lid, I only redistribute its material not its shape. Although changed by the material processes used and my story implied the original content and luminal spaces remain.
After finishing my degree I ran my own textile design business, producing designs and concepts for the home furnishing market, selling worldwide (1977-2001) During those years I lectured at foundation and degree level in several universities. Between 1996 and 2002 I undertook art therapy, psychodynamic counselling and PGCE training and qualification, I now teach art in a special school alongside my personal practice.

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Telephone: 01626 774 474
Email: rachaelannab@aol.com
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Call for artists / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-17T00:00:00Z">Sat 17</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-10-23T00:00:00Z">Fri 23 Oct 2015</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Call for artists / Sat 17 to Fri 23 Oct 2015 (1 week)

CALL FOR ARTISTS The Big Draw at TAAG Oct 17 - 23rd If you are an artist from the west country (TAAG) Teignmouth Arts Action Group invite you to enter our drawing competition as part of the Big Draw national even...

Devon Open Studios / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-09-05T00:00:00Z">Sat 05</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-09-20T00:00:00Z">Sun 20 Sep 2015</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Devon Open Studios / Sat 05 to Sun 20 Sep 2015 (2 weeks)

RACHAEL BENNETT Showing at venue 107 for Devon Open Studios Thomas Luny Cottage, Teign Street, Teignmouth Powerful, evocative, mixed media paintings and drawings. New work explores elemental forces in the natural envi...