Hello, I’m Rachel. I’m a self-taught mixed media artist specialising in acrylic paintings and digital drawing. For eight years I worked in humanitarian aid programming in countries such as the the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Syria and Iraq. Whether I was living in a village in the African bush or working in a refugee camp, I painted as a way to capture and reflect on the experiences.
I am now a professional artist based in the UK, frequently travelling to the Middle East where I continue to study Arabic and work with artists in the region. I hope my work sparks off interest for others to explore countries, peoples and cultures which are too-often painted (pun intended!) one-dimensionally with negative stereotypes.