Rachel Vollerthun (previously Sedley) studied Foundation level art at Leith School of Art (1997-1998) receiving a high commendation. She continued studying painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1998-2002 (BAHons Fine art). Selected exhibitions include:
Multiple exhibitions at Scotlandart.com
Thompsons gallery London
Clare Hall Cambridge
Roadmender Gallery Northampton
Break for having a family. During this time Rachel continued to paint when she was able, selling work, painting commissions, and holding 'open houses' for the local community.
Multiple group and solo shows at Over Gallery, Cambridge
Cambridge Open Art competition runner-up prize
Art Pull Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
CB2 Solo exhibition Cambridge
Babylon art gallery Ely
The Old Fire Engine House Ely
Ongoing digital exhibition, Saatchi gallery London
Rachel's work is often a balance between realism and abstraction, with a strong emphasis on colour. She uses unusual techniques to achieve this, such as fluorescent colour, raw pigment laid onto the canvas, or juxtaposing the natural colours created by pyrography with paint. She currently works primarily in watercolour and ink. Rachel also has a keen interest in figurative work, working from live models with an emphasis on strong female models.