Rachael has the rare ability of creating a distinctive atmosphere wherever she lays her hat (and some very nice hats she has too - appropriately enough for the granddaughter of a miliner). This comes in very handy when fitting out a studio on a budget:
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Rachael's paintings cover the wall and shelf above an Ikea sofa covered with a throw. The mid-century coffee table was a gift from a friend and was originally sold by Terence Conran.
The painted bench was a gift and the chair and leather suitcase came from skips:
This scrap of paper contains the fragment of a poem: 'I can't tell if I go into it or against it. What matters is that I go.'
The calm tones of the paintings contrast with Rachael's methods: using knives and implements to scrape and scarify the surfaces.
The studio is south facing, with one whole wall of windows and the rest painted white, so is flooded with light all day.