About Rachael Addis
Read more about artist Rachael Addis below
Meet The Artist
Rachael Addis is a contemporary painter based at Rogue Artists’ studios in Manchester. Her practice is fundamentally a mark making process, she creates abstract landscapes by applying a multitude of paint layers and patterns to the canvas. Her personal biography has had an important inspiration on the process, colours and aesthetic of her work. Originally from the Lake District she lived in Hong Kong and Thailand for her formative years. Zen Buddhism and its influence on abstract expressionist painters in the 1950’s underpins the philosophy behind the techniques used to create her work.
Her current paintings seek to establish a contemplative and meditative aspect both for the viewer and for herself. Rachael, uses unconventional processes to create her paintings, abandoning paintbrushes for found objects such as discarded fragments of toys, bottle tops, pieces of plastic and sticks. Her paintings have a deep connection to the beauty within our environment and are often intentionally reminiscent to geographic landscapes. Rachael would be happy to meet you at her studio in Manchester or alternatively she would be happy to arrange a video call from the studio so you can see the work in more detail.
Education & Employment
Rachael 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 a lecturer in Fine art, following a break from painting Rachael seriously began to paint again in 2018.
Recently Rachael was a featured artist on the BBC documentary about the Royal Academy summer exhibition. This can still be viewed on the BBC iplayer
Exhibitions & Clients
Rachael has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious Art Gemini Prize which will take place in London September 2021. She has also been longlisted for the Jackson painting prize and shortlisted for the Ing discerning Eye Prize.
Rachael, has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows across the UK including; Comme Ca Art Manchester, The Lowry Hotel, Rogue Women Manchester, Cotton on Manchester “In Manchester” at Saul Hay Art Gallery, Cambrian Academy Exhibition, Oriel Plas Glyn Weddw
Her work is held in both private and public collections including:
Rothschild’s Merchant Bank, Manchester, KPNG, London, Loughborough University, Deutsche Bank AG, London