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 am currently and artist in residence with Deveron Projects, Huntly. My joint project “Walking Without Walls” is with Gaza painter, May Murad and involves among other things, digital friendship and cultural exchange, wildplant journalling and culminates in the annual slow marathon in April 2018. Details here.
I also do painting parties, demonstrations, for art groups etc, and if you would like me to come to a venue near you, please get in touch.
Here is a link to my crowdfunding campaign, which was to raise money to pay for my first professionally recorded EP, it’s closed now, but you can read all about my music and band and you can still pre-order your CD by emailing me.
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, but 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