Website: Rachael Addis
Rachael Addis is a contemporary painter based at Rogue Artists’ studios in Manchester, UK.
Rachael Addis studied BA in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and then progressed onto the MA programme at The Royal Academy of Arts Schools, London. She is now a lecturer of Fine art, and following a break from painting, she started to seriously dive back into her love for painting again in 2018.
Rachael has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows across the UK, including the Royal Academy Schools Show and Manchester Art House Solo Exhibition. Her work is also being held in both private and public collections such as the Rothschild's Merchant Bank, Manchester, KPNG, London, Loughborough University, and many more.
Her practice is fundamentally a mark making process in which she creates abstract landscapes by applying a multitude of paint layers and patterns to the canvas. Rachael's personal biography has had an important inspiration on the process, colours and aesthetic of her work.
Her current paintings seek to establish a contemplative and meditative aspect both for the viewer and for herself. She uses unconventional processes to create her paintings, abandoning paintbrushes for found objects instead, such as discarded fragments of toys, bottle tops, pieces of plastic and sticks.