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

  • Shadows exhibition

    18/11/2015 – 25/11/2015
    Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Dorset. SP7

    A collaborative exhibition of paintings by Rachel Sargent and poems by Catherine Simmonds.

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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

  • Light and Land

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