I integrate all aspects of an artistic lifestyle and my environmental concerns into my practice. My work can be inward looking, paintings and songs examining psychological issues through dreams. I am also moved by my surroundings in the North East of Scotland, my deep concern for environmental degradation and the impact that we have on nature.
In the last few years I have been developing my practice through experimenting with handmade natural paint and printing techniques and integrating music, drawing and the sung and written word through the use of video and other media.
I recently completed a residency with Deveron Projects in Huntly. My joint project “Walking Without Walls” was with Gaza painter, May Murad and involves among other things, digital friendship and transcultural exchange, wildplant journalling and walking. I will be at the Edinburgh fringe festival and Edinburgh Arts festival, in August, talking about plants and the project. I will also be in Austria presenting a Pecha Kucha also in August for details of all this see deveron-projects.com
This is a link to the off-grid project in which I live and have lived for the last ten years. Unfortunately on the 5th of December 2016 it suffered a devastating fire which destroyed nearly all our buildings. But we are still on the land, now living in caravans, starting over, with ten years of experience and lessons learned. You can follow the progress here.
The following page is where you will find the kind of work found in Gallery:
The following page is where you will find the kind of work found in Gallery 2:
Here you can see my music videos:
And here you can buy my cards, though these are currently out of stock, new ones coming soon!
Find me on Instagram now too @rachelbrideashton