In a series of over 50 oil sketches on paper, she has managed to catch the light in the forest as it changes through the seasons. Rachel spent a year working in several woodland locations close to her studio capturing the life and light of the forest through the seasons. From autumnal oranges and reds to summer’s vibrant yellows and lime greens. The woodland around Rachel’s studio, including Kelling, Bayfield and Salthouse are alive with wildlife anytime of the year, including Rachel’s favourite mammals, hares and deer. Silvery birches, towering beech and gnarled oaks all feature in this wonderful celebration of woodland.
As well the oil sketches, Rachel has produced a series of larger oils on canvas, distilling the information she learnt from her time in the forest.
This book will appeal to anyone interested in art, woodland and nature.