Sladers Yard Gallery is hosting Rachel’s most recent paintings as part of a digital exhibition called ‘In The Mind’s Eye’, which runs from Saturday 30 January – Sunday 14 March 2021 and features three prominent landscape artists, including Rachel. Here’s what Sladers Yard say about this beautiful exhibition:
“In the mind’s eye, memory and imagination hold sway. We perceive the world through the cipher of our human senses, via the changing direction and nature of our attention, in minds that are influenced by moods, memories and sensations. Everything, you might deduce, is unreliable and individual. However, good artists are able to reach our minds’ eyes directly, startling us with a common perception, a common humanity. The three artists in this exhibition all paint landscape in very different ways, each reaching for different areas of perception.”
The Artist magazine, September 2016 edition
Rachel’s most recent interview was with the sold-out September edition of The Artist magazine, profiling Rachel’s work in their regular feature: ‘In Conversation’.
The four-page in-depth interview, by Caroline Saunders, is the first Rachel has accepted in many years and gives a unique insight to her creative thought process and motivation behind some of her most iconic choices of landscape.
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John Russell Taylor – The Times
“Now in her early sixties, Rachel Fenner makes paintings which make one wonder if she has just this instant invented abstraction, all by herself. Like much English abstraction, hers seems to be landscape-based. That is to say, one can suspect that one is seeing a transmogrified cornfield, branches against the moon, cracks in the ice and such, without ever being able to pin down these associations unequivocally. But what is important is that they exist, and give Fenner’s gouaches a grandly romantic, faintly melancholy quality somewhere in the same emotional area as late Paul Nash.”