Rae’s paintings are impressionistic to semi-abstract, and with a background in interior design she brings a passion for translating the colours, contrasts, shapes and patterns of her surroundings, into the feelings that they evoke. Her Solo ‘Coastlines’ Show in 2019 focused on naturally occurring configurations along the shore.
Strongly motivated by the horizon between the land or sea and the sky, Rae also enjoys clashes in natural plus built phenomena which produce dramatic scenes and create experiences of places that reside in our memories. The seasons, storms, clouds plus the night sky and our responses to them, are a key ongoing part of her practice too.
Working in paints, pastels and inks she is particularly keen to reach audiences who can find art intimidating. Rae’s base in Saltburn Studios’ and Gallery provides the ideal setting to capture her love of the North Sea coastline stretching from her native East Yorkshire, past her North Yorkshire home, towards the Scottish borders and beyond.