Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Human Form

Happy to have been invited to exhibit some of my sewn life pieces in the is exhibition. Starts today and runs util the 31 October.

Artists: Rachel Collier-Wilson, Michael Cook, Tony Hall, Lyn Hodnett and Andrew Smith
Preview: Saturday 3rd October – 3-5.30pm

Gallery Open: Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 11am-4pm
Address: The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2JE
Twitter: @OStationGallery

Another life

A photo posted by Rachel Collier-Wilson (@rachelmcw) on

Back to like drawing after a bit of a break. Really enjoyed the session. Loved using the pencil to observe the body.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Festival time!

I'm excited to have a stand at this event: 

The Old Station Gallery is excited to be hosting it’s inaugural Arts Festival in 2015. The festival will showcase the work of over 30 of the regions Artists and Artisans. The event will also provide entertainment for visitors via music and dance. There will be an Arts & Crafts station for interactive arts & crafts workshops, children will also have an opportunity to have their face painted.Visitors may also have a henna tattoo. All of the entertainment and activities at the event are free.

In addition to drawings, cards and digital prints, I've been printing up some block prints, I've even made some doggy bags.

When: Spring Bank Holiday, 10 – 5pm, Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015.
Where: Within the Peak Shopping Village, including the Old Station Gallery itself.
Cost: Entry to the event is free.
Address: The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2JE

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cat nap disturbed

I know others have this problem...paper on the instantly attracted to it as a bed for the day. The only solution - draw the damn cat!

This is our cat Tia. She's pretty friendly unless you disturb one of her (many) cat naps. I usually avoid using too much colour as I get carried away, this time I managed to restrict my pallet and hopefully still retain the energy of the drawing underneath.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Walkley Christmas Craft Fair

I have a stall here : Walkley Craft Fair. Further details including directions on their website: Walkley Community Centre

 Or just follow the penguins....

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New York Sketch Book

We were lucky enough to travel to New York for half term and travel back on the Queen Mary II. Pretty exciting. We had a fantastic time in the Met. Saw more Rembrant's than I have in the last ten years, there was an excellent Cubism exhibition and some wonderful tapestries shown alongside the preparatory sketches for them. We oohed and ahhed over the colours and details. I made a couple of sketches, of course I had to draw a lion outside the NY Public Library. My family were not that keen to visit but as it was such a lovely building the complaints were short lived. As a bonus, there was an exhibition of Turner's prints for me to enjoy. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Check out my new Facebook page

I've created a Facebook artist's page. There are more pictures to enjoy than you can shake a stick at. Liking and sharing will be much appreciated with the added bonus of news of my creativity and more pictures.

 Go to Rachel's Artist Page on Facebook
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