“If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
Known for both her striking portraits and contemplative large-scale abstract work, Rachel Chamberlain was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied fashion and illustration at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Rachel’s artistic calling was evident at an early age and she credits her free-spirited style and individuality to the experience of growing up as an adopted only child.
Rachel’s soul-searching portraits express the artist’s own search for identity and a deep connection in both human relationships and her canvas. Photorealistic faces seem to leap off the canvas, lit by a mysterious luminosity that hints at otherworldly elements and the true depth of human experience. Rather than simply painting what she sees on the outside, Rachel seeks to form a powerful connection with each of her subjects and captures a glimpse of their soul and inner beauty.
Rachel’s abstract works lie on another plane of existence and are infused with both a love for life and a quest for meaningful connection. Key to her artistic practice is the use of mantras and meditation which allow her to access a remarkable form of creativity onto the canvas.
These large-scale works use color, form, and texture to harness dynamic energy and a soothing aesthetic that takes the viewer on a journey through their own understanding. Rather than being mere spectators, the audience is invited to consider their place in the universe guided by an aesthetic that inspires a deep contemplative response. Sparse use of gold leaf and repeated staccato markings evoke a higher plane of consciousness and are grounded in a bold color story.
Rachel Chamberlain’s work has been widely exhibited internationally and her loyal client base includes famous names from the political and business elite as well as several celebrity collectors. Her abstract pieces have also found a home in London at Red8 Gallery where her unique style and inspirational aesthetic has already generated much interest. Rachel lives in the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and four beautiful children.