Born in Restigouche County on the Bay des Chaleurs, Rachel has a variety of interests in all the arts. Since university where she followed fine art classes, she continued to explore painting and sketching, but her interest in the non-figurative form has always been present. In 2007, an opportunity arose to participate in a workshop given by artist Jacques Desgagnés. This opened her to the world of abstract as a means of expression.
Through her work in education and particularly as an art teacher, she discovered children's spontaneity and their wonderful and unique talents. Their naïveté allows them to create freely without judging themselves. This is a quality Rachel tries to bring across in her art. Her inspiration comes from the maturation of all her life exeriences, especially through nature, music and human relations.
She works intuitively and without a plan, spreading layers of color that bring out unexpected reliefs and shapes, then engraves into the layers with the spatula for more texture. For the artist, abtract painting is like entering into a mysterious and infinite world. This gives her the freedom to improvise and experiment with movement, colors and shapes, permitting the observers to interpret depending on their mood or taste.
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