Photo: Rachel Sargent in Shaftesbury, South West

Rachel Sargent

Artist, Teacher

I am absorbed with the way light changes and defines places, constantly transforming the same piece of land, wood or coastline. The changing quality of light and elements against the permanence and stillness of the landscape are central to my work; clouds across a hill, flashes of light through woods, shadows along a track. I use a range of mixed media, printing techniques and collage to create multi-layered surfaces and marks from which the images can evolve. I use the accidental effects that occur in the process of creating surfaces; the chance marks and random settling of oil and water based paints used together. The paintings, as a result, are often as unpredictable as any walk through the land I try to interpret. I have recently moved to a new studio in a converted cowshed at Gold Hill Organic Farm in Child Okeford where I also run workshops. read full statement

Location Shaftesbury, South West
Activities Adult education, Residencies, Workshops, Community arts, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
Tags Dorset, Landscape, Light, Workshops, Walking, Nature, Elements, Child Okeford, Mixed Media, Experimental

News & Events

  • Garden of Delights

    04/12/2014 – 07/12/2014
    Springhead Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury Dorset SP7 0NU

    Christmas Craft Fair

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  • Compton Marbling Christmas Fair

    Clementine's Shop Lower Lawn Barns Fonthill Gifford Tisbury Wiltshire SP3 6SG

    Fantastic Christmas Fair in beautiful stone barns round a large open courtyard.

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  • Compton Marbling Craft Fair

    19/09/2014 – 20/09/2014
    Clementine's Shop Lower Lawn Barns Fonthill Gifford Tisbury Wiltshire SP3 6SG

    I will be exhibiting paintings, lino cut prints and cards at this fair which is solely for stallholders who design and/or make their own products.

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  • Painting Skies and Seascapes

    A new book has been published by Crowood Press about painting skies and seascapes by Peter Rush. I am a contributing artist. ISBN 9781847976215

  • Collograph Workshop

    Cowshed Studio, Gold HillOrganic Farm, Child Okeford, Dorset.DT11 8HB

    Saturday 6th September A Collograph is a print taken from a textured surface. Create a textured collage, ink it up and print it. £55

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  • Linocut Workshop

    Cowshed Studio, Child Okeford, Dorset.DT11 8HB

    Spend the morning designing and cutting a lino block. Experiment for the rest of the day printing in black and white and colour £55

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  • Something About the Sea - Workshop

    Cowshed Studio, Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, Dorset. DT11 8HB

    A day of painting the sea experimenting with mixed media. We will look at ways of creating various aspects of the sea and coastline from crashing waves to serene calm water. £50

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    24/05/2014 – 08/06/2014
    Cowshed Studio, Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8HB

    Open studio throughout DAW in a converted cowshed. Mixed media paintings, linocuts and collographs ranging from £5 - £500. Next door to glassblowing studio. May 24th - June 8th Open daily 10 - 5

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  • Light and Land

    Featured artist in Arkadia magazine, Jan/Feb issue. See