Born in Watford (1965), Rachel lives in Elgin, Moray.. She studied part-time at Moray School of Art and graduated with a BA Hons Fine Art Textiles in 2020. She was selected for the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition (postponed until 2022) and was awarded the GHAT exhibition Prize 2021. She was selected for the New Contemporaries 5 Exhibition in Nairn 2018 and was awarded The Arts Society Highland Annual Prize for Contemporary Art at this exhibition. She has exhibited in Elgin, Nairn and Ahillas in Communidad Valenciana.
Her work explores aspects of psychogeography, mapping and considers the unseen, unnoticed aspects of our environment – initially through the practice of Urban Walking. During Lockdown she has broadened this investigation through cold water swimming. Within the limitations imposed by the pandemic her work considers how interaction with the environment impacts on our overall wellbeing, physical and mental health.
At present her practice includes photography, sound work, printmaking and cast making. She aims to capture instances of the multisensory experience of being in the sea and in nature to explore and map our external and internal journeys.