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Hello! I'm Rachel I'm a freelance artist and illustrator based in the Malvern Hills Worcestershire. I have worked on a diverse range of projects including a massive mural in the children's section of Malvern library & paintings on large scale sculptures a giant Owl for the Big Hoot, a huge heart for Love Meadowhall & most recently a near life size zebra sculpture for Marwell Zoo's Zany Zebra project. 

I am available for a variety of commissions including:

  • Murals in public or private spaces such as nurseries, libraries, hospitals & bedrooms.
  •  Fine art paintings to celebrate weddings, anniversaries for gifts or to commemorate special occasions.
  •  Illustrations for magazines, greetings cards & books.

+ Bio

Rachel is a professional artist & illustrator based in Malvern. She creates cheerful, imaginative and whimsical paintings. Which often have more to them than first meets the eye such as hidden animals or fairies. Her paintings are based in a whimsical world called swirly whirly land, an imaginary world filled with crooked cottages loopy chimneys hot air balloons, sparkling stars and button flowers! Rachel graduated from Worcester University with a degree in Fine Art Practice in 2011 since then she has exhibited her work nationally. She has undertaken a variety of commissions for murals and large scale paintings most recently a mural for the children’s section of Malvern library and a near life size zebra sculpture for Marwell zoo.

www.ethereal-earth.co.uk Rachel@etherealearth.co.uk 07782349782

+ CV

Marwell’s Zany Zebras Marwell Zoo, Southampton
Commission to design and paint a mural on a large scale zebra sculpture and to paint a corresponding design on a miniature sculpture. February- March 2016

Private Mural Commission Evesham, Worcestershire Private commission to design and paint a mural based on Narnia for two bedroom walls June 2016

Public Mural Commission Malvern Library, Worcestershire County Council. Commission to design and paint a large scale mural in the Children’s Section of Malvern Library, and undertake workshops related to the finished mural with children’s groups. Including all aspects of mural creation from health and safety, preparation of walls, use of scaffolding, removal and re-installation of built in furniture. November 2015 to January 2016

Adventures in Swirly Whirly Land Exhibition Malvern Library Gallery Cafe Solo Exhibition of paintings from the Swirly Whirly Land Collection November 2015

Private Mural Commission Clows Top, Worcestershire Private commission to design and paint two murals for children’s’ bedroom walls August 2015

Meadowhall Hearts- Wild in Art Sheffield, A commission to design and paint a large scale heart sculpture in consultation with a community group, exhibited at Meadowhall shopping centre. August 2015

The Big Hoot – Wild in Art Birmingham A commission to design and paint a large scale owl sculpture to be exhibited in Birmingham city centre. Summer 2015

Illustration of Fig Burning Eye Books A commission to illustrate a poem by Hollie Mcnish. January 2015

Group Exhibition Grange Gallery Malvern Group Exhibition

Ongoing Exhibition Bluebells Worcester Exhibition

Ongoing Exhibition Malvern Picture Framing Exhibition Ongoing

A Letter in Mind – National Brain Appeal OXO Tower, London Group Exhibiion October 2014

RHS Autumn show Three Counties Showground, Malvern Exhibitor 2014

Art for Amnesty Malvern Group Exhibition August 2014

RHS Spring Festival Malvern, Exhibitor, May 2014

Well Dressing Lyttleton Well, Malvern Collaborative Public Art Project May 2014

The Artist Cobalt Blue, Birmingham Group Exhibition July 2013

Pink! Cultivate Vyner Street, London Group Exhibition July 2013

Worcestershire Literary Festival Worcester Group Exhibition June 2013

RHS Spring Show Malvern Exhibitor May 2013

Well Dressing Lyttleton Well Great Malvern Collaborative Public Art Project May 2013

Open Studio 2012 No4a Gallery, Group Exhibition December 2012

Flood Alert: Be Prepared,The Hive, Worcester Group Exhibition July 2012

Worcester Fourth plinth Worcester Museum and Art Gallery Performance Piece July 2012

The Perfect Nude Charlie Smith Gallery, Hoxton Group Exhibition July 2012

The Perfect Nude Exeter Phoenix Group Exhibition Mar-May 2012

The Perfect Nude Wimbledon College of Art Group Exhibition February 2012

RHS Spring Show Three Counties Showground, Malvern Exhibitor May 2012

A room of our own No4a Gallery Group Exhibition November 2011

Emerging Artists, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery Group Exhibition June 2011