Elected to the Society 2009
Rachel Gibson lives and works in the north of Cumbria. Her response to landscape and nature has been founded in her love of the North Cumbrian and Pennine Fells.
‘Rachel’s work reflects an intuitive connection with experience and memory. Using references from the natural world, she explores the perception of nature as an entity which exists on the edge, treading a delicate balance between creation and destruction, growth and loss. By experiencing the landscape as a wanderer she remains distant from one particular place, producing work that is rich in atmosphere.’
In 2017 Rachel was shortlisted for the Cumbria Life Culture Award and the Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award and has recently been selected for the New Light Prize Exhibition, The RSA Open and The Lynn Painter Stainer Prize.
Paintings, Prints and Artist’s Books are in public and private collections throughout the country and abroad including the Tate Modern Library Collection, Tate Britain Library Collection; the V & A Library Collection; Northern Arts; Tullie House Museum; R.V.I. Collection, Newcastle; Book Arts, University of West England, Bristol.