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I was born in Portsmouth, in the south of England. I have always drawn and painted from an early age, having been inspired by my mother who was a graphic designer then a painter of watercolour miniatures often of exquisite little birds and nautical themes.

Nature is my main theme.I paint landscapes,plants,people and animals.
Cats have always been a subject I specifically enjoy painting as I like to capture their beauty,character and elegance as well as the more humorous side of their nature.

My love of Animals has led to producing a number of pet portrait commissions which is something I would like to develop further.

I graduated from Winchester school of Art in 1997 with a BA hons degree where I explored a range of media including…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 11
  • Joined September 18, 2011

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Watercolour, pen and ink

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rachelstockham
The Tea Cat Gallery

About

I was born in Portsmouth, in the south of England. I have always drawn and painted from an early age, having been inspired by my mother who was a graphic designer then a painter of watercolour miniatures often of exquisite little birds and nautical themes.

Nature is my main theme.I paint landscapes,plants,people and animals.
Cats have always been a subject I specifically enjoy painting as I like to capture their beauty,character and elegance as well as the more humorous side of their nature.

My love of Animals has led to producing a number of pet portrait commissions which is something I would like to develop further.

I graduated from Winchester school of Art in 1997 with a BA hons degree where I explored a range of media including installation. Since graduating I returned to the more traditional art of painting as I like to produce work that can be purchased,taken home and enjoyed. It is only recently that I discovered watercolour as my preferred medium as it allows me to be experimental and I love it's luminosity, transparency and the many spontaneous effects that can be achieved.

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