Rachel is based in a moderate studio in the Midlands, UK since graduating in 2008 from the University of Northampton with a first-class degree.

She creates paintings that appear naïve in appearance, yet there is a strong sense of discipline and direction amongst the bold colour palette and fluid marks.

Rachel has developed her practise over the years and has now emerged and gained international recognition, with her work being displayed at homes in Switzerland, Dubai, Boston and New York.

Artist statement

My work is about the exploration of mark making and instinctive lines which map out and form our conscious surroundings.

The graphical nature of my strokes challenges my use of colour to create depth and balance.

It really goes back to basics in the studio for Rachel as she builds, stretches and primes all of her own canvases.

To create most of her paintings she will travel to draw from real life in order to engage and get a feel of the location, to then transcribe onto canvas. This has taken her across the globe for inspiration and new perspectives.

Each painting documents a moment from a time and place, but however static the paint is, the moment is kept bustling in the vibrancy of Rachel's approach.

 

Education

 
  • 2008
    BA Fine Art Degree
    University of Northampton
  • 2005
    AVCE Art and Design
    Lichfield College

Art fairs

  • 2017
    11th - 14th May
    AAF Hampstead
    London, UK
  • 2017
    12th - 14th May
    Fresh Art Fair
    Cheltenham
  • 2016
    AAF Battersea
    Battersea Park - London
  • 2016
    AAF Bristol
    Brunel's Old Station
  • 2015
    AAF Bristol
    Brunel's Old Station
  • 2015
    Buy Art Fair
    Old Granada Studios - Manchester
  • 2015
    AAF Battersea
    Battersea Park - London
  • 2014
    AAF Battersea
    London, UK
  • 2014
    Buy Art Fair
    Manchester, UK
  • 2014
    AAF Bristol
    UK
  • 2014
    Art Hamptons
    New York, USA
  • 2014
    Art Monaco
    France, EU
  • 2013
    Edinburgh Art Fair
    Scotland, UK
  • 2013
    AAF Battersea
    London, UK
  • 2013
    Buy Art Fair
    Manchester, UK

Solo exhibitions

  • 2016
    16th April
    Spring forward with Rachel Tighe
    Gallery Rouge St Albans, UK
  • 2015
    Solo Show
    Cloud Gallery Brighton, UK
  • 2014
    Solo Show
    George Thornton Art, UK
  • 2013
    The London Series
    Hertford, UK
  • 2012
    One Night Only
    The Spark Cafe, UK
  • 2011
    Solo Show
    Artifex Gallery, UK
  • 2009
    Delineate
    The Wedge Gallery, UK

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2015
    City Life 2
    The Wey Gallery, UK
  • 2013
    Urban Landscapes
    Off The Wall Gallery, UK
  • 2013
    8 Year Anniversary Show
    Ascot Studios, UK
  • 2012
    Life in the Urban Landscape
    Life The Gallery, UK
  • 2011
    No Such Thing
    Blank Space Gallery, UK
  • 2010
    Perception Deception
    The Wedge Gallery, UK
  • 2008
    Graduate Show
    J Gallery, UK
  • 2008
    Degree Show
    Northampton University, UK