Approved: 15.11.2015

Rachael Reeves

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 15.11.2015

Composition and colour play a key part in the creation of these images that record arbitrary details and 'normal' landscapes that are touched by humanity and the debris of our contemporary world. I look at landscape initially through the use of photography or 'snaps'.  I am interested in recording a sequence of moments that come from scenes of the mundane and every day; such as

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  • Location: penzance, South West
 

Artist Statement

Composition and colour play a key part in the creation of these images that record arbitrary details and 'normal' landscapes that are touched by humanity and the debris of our contemporary world. I look at landscape initially through the use of photography or 'snaps'.  I am interested in recording a sequence of moments that come from scenes of the mundane and every day; such as streets, roadways, rail road sidings, fences, buildings, travel; to recall, re create and show things as they are. The paintings hint at exodus and capture empty roads going nowhere, trains passing through. They are non specific landscapes that although empty of human activity are redolent of human psychology.
I live in rural West Cornwall, and have a house and studio in the Lamorna Valley; this place has a haunting eeriness and a melancholic atmosphere, especially in the autumn and winter months.  In the spring it bursts with life abundance and beauty.  There is something about the landscape in this part of the world that resonates with me, in an unsettling way; it is both beautiful and solemn. 
I am from the South East of England and I have settled here for the moment with my husband who is also a painter and our 2 children.  

CV & Education

Exhibition CV
Rachael Reeves
rachaelreeveedwards@gmail.com
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Qualifications

2006 PGCE Cornwall College 

1987-88    Masters Degree, Painting, Chelsea, School of Art

1983-85    Completed B.A.Hons, Coventry University

1980-81    1st year B.A. Hons, Coventry University

1979-80    One Year Art Foundation Course, Barnfield College, Luton                                

Societies

2001 Elected Member of Newlyn Society Of Artists


Selected Group Shows

2016 Newlyn School of Art Tutor Show Newlyn Art Gallery

2016 London Art Fair Jill George Gallery
2015 Toronto Art Show Jill George Gallery
2015 NSA group show Penwith Gallery St Ives
2014 McCallister Gallery Surrey
2014 PZ Gallery NSA Critics Choice – Laura Gascoigne
2013 Newlyn Art Gallery – Newlyn School of Art Tutor Exhibition
2013 McCallister Gallery Surrey
2012 Plymouth Art Gallery ‘New Light on Newlyn’
2012 NSA Group Show, Feiler Gallery, Newlyn 
2011 Chapel Gallery Gulval
2011 Uncharted Landscape 
2011 Abundance Kestle Barton
2010 RWA Autumn Open Bristol
2009 NSA Christmas Show Westcott Gallery St Ives
2009 Autumn Open RWA Bristol
2009 NSA Cornish Perspective RWA Bristol
2008 NSA Small works on paper Christmas Show
2008 RWA Autumn Open Bristol
2006 NSA Small Things Newlyn Art Gallery
2005 NSA Drawing Show Newlyn Art Gallery
2005 NSA Critics Choice Newlyn Art Gallery
2004 Critics Choice  selected by Norbert Lynton Newlyn Art Gallery
2003 Cornerstone Gallery St Ives
2003 Lemon Street Gallery Truro
2003 Garden Delights Falmouth Art Gallery
2003 Contour Gallery Newlyn
2003 NSA Identity Newlyn Art Gallery
2003 Breaking The Wave Wine Street Gallery Devises Wiltshire
2003 Critics Choice selected by Joan Bakewell Newlyn Art Gallery
2002 NSA Weather Report Newlyn Art Gallery
2002 Cornerstone Gallery St Ives
2002 Blue Monkey Gallery Padstow
2001 Crockfords and Alligators Falmouth
2001 NSA Critics Choice Newlyn Art Gallery
2000 Family Falmouth Falmouth Art Gallery
2000 The Up and Above Gallery Falmouth
1998 Open Studios Chocolate Factory London
1997 Open Studios Chocolate Factory London
1994 Open Studios Acme Artists Carpenters Road
1994 Art Basel
1994 Whitechapel Open London
1994 Art Frankfurt
1992 Open Studios Acme Artists Carpenters Road
1992 Brick Lane Open
1991 Open Studios Acme Artists Carpenters Road
1990 Almeida Theatre Islington London
1990 Morley Gallery London
1990 Open Studios Angel Studios Islington London
1989 Leicestershire Exhibition for Schools and Colleges
1989 Open Studios Metropolitan Wharf London
1988 Barclay Award Presentation Exhibition
1987 Art At The Canal Work In Progress
1986 Expo 86 Stoke on Trent Garden Festival
1984 Growth and Decay Coventry Heritage Centre

One Person Shows
1994 Atlantis Gallery Brick Lane
2002 Falmouth Arts Centre
2004 Cornerstone Gallery St Ives

Future Shows
2017 Newlyn Art Gallery, picture room.

Commissioned Work
2000 Mr and Mrs Hollis London
1997 Mr and Mrs Wright London
1992 Dr R Ballantyne Chateux Bellegarde South West France

Publications 
1980 Art Schools Colin Saxton

Employment
2014 –currrent        Newlyn School of Art, Mentor Tutor on mentoring course

2000-  current        Cornwall College. Team lead in visual Arts

2000                     Hart South West Gallery, P.R. Role

1996- 99               Self Employed, Interior Colour Consultant and Decorator 

1993-97                Kingsway College, London, Course Co-ordinator

1989-93               Trevor Cumin Restoration, London, Gilder and Frame Maker

1989                    Imperial War Museum London, Art technician