" inspiration in the movement and patterns in nature"

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas finds inspiration in the movement and patterns in nature, the changing of seasons and light; she is influenced by new sights, sounds, tastes and colour. A main source of inspiration, these experiences come alive in her paintings.

Rachel Thomas studied Surface Pattern and Textile Design at Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design and Batley School of Art, West Yorkshire. She was a finalist in the House and Gardens Young Designer of the Year and went to work in the Kings Road, London as an interior designer. Rachel started painting full time in 1989 after leaving her role in London and moving to Barbados for several months. It was in Barbados that Rachel started to paint and exhibit on a regular basis, inspired by empty beaches and the thrill of climbing a new hill or mountain just to catch a glimpse of what’s on the other side.

Rachel produces large evocative semi-abstract canvases, using her own distinctive palette.

abstract artist
Rachel Thomas

now exhibiting at the bell gallery

works at the bell gallery:

Oysters and Lace

Oil on Linen
Framed 83cm x 83cm
£950

Poisson Plates

Oil on Linen
Framed 90cm x 90cm
£950

Summer Sunflowers

Oil on Linen
Framed 86cm x 73cm
£750

Grandmother Olive

Oil on Linen
Framed 92cm x 92cm
£1500

Double Take

Oil on Linen
Framed 83cm x 83cm
£750

Shingle Spiral

Oil on Linen
Framed 73cm x 73cm
£650

The New House by the Sea

Oil on Linen
Framed 83cm x 83cm
£750

Night Blossoms

Oil on Linen
Framed 83cm x 83cm
£975

Hyacinth Bucket

Oil on Linen
Framed 60cm x 60cm
£475

Olive Grove

Oil on Canvas
Framed 72cm x 63cm
£595

Grandfather Olive

Oil on Canvas
Framed 58cm x 73cm
£650

And then there were none

Oil on Linen
Framed 83cm x 83cm
£1200

Shingle Bank

Oil on Linen
Framed 53cm x 103cm
£750

Shingle Climb

Oil on Linen
Framed 53cm x 103cm
£750