Cumbria artist Rachel Greenbank is holding an exhibition of her works at Circle Bar, in Lowther Arcade, Carlisle.
Rachel is a contemporary portrait and figure artist and Illustrator.
After graduating in Illustration in 1998 from U.C.Lancs with first class Hons Rachel gained her first art job designing greeting cards for International Greetings and Inspire By Design. She freelanced for 4-5 years,before returning to her first loves -portrait painting and The Lake District.
As a portrait artist she passionately believes the process of trying to capture a persons character, and simultaneously revealing a little of ones own personality, is the driving force behind her work.
She creates realistic, emotive portraits, in acrylic, pencil and mixed media. Blending the natural beauty of figures and faces with nature's elements, and constructing digital montages she then creates artworks that are reflections of love, spirituality, human nature and self expression.
"I love painting eyes. That moment when you can almost feel the subjects soul staring back at you is as powerful as a lightning strike"
The exhibition starts on Moday 24th August and continues until 4th October.
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