Rachel Metcalfe

Rachel Metcalfe

Rachel is a West Cumbrian artist who explores a place through the experience of walking.

Inspired by the natural world and its phenomena, her work is an art collaboration and dialogue between nature and her journey through a place – a push and pull relationship. Her work is full of contrasts and tensions: raw beauty in a delicate balance with potential destruction. Rachel constantly seeks new perspectives: peeling back the layers of a place to discover something new. Her current projects involve walking and exploring the varied landscapes of West Cumbria.

Rachel records her walking journeys through sketches made on location. She then translates her sketchbook work into paintings using a range of media.