Capturing the grace, power, beauty and detailed physical anatomy of
animals to bring joy and comfort to the humans that love them.
I'm an animal lover with a degree in fine art. I visit with animals directly when possible, and work from photographs and video, to accurately capture and create a true physical and emotional likeness with great attention to anatomical detail.
As a professional artist, I specialize in oils and graphite drawings and deliver all projects on the finest materials. My working background with horses and animals provides me with an anatomical understanding of my subjects while my degree in fine art ensures you receive quality work.
Meet the Artist
I come from a very creative family and started my artistic learning at a very young age in Galway, along the west coast of Ireland. Art was always nurtured and encouraged, but it took a back seat while I pursued my passion and love of animals and traveled the world to work full time with horses.
I spent ten years in the horse racing industry, working with horses alongside legendary jockeys such as Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Frankie Dettori. I also worked in the Olympic showjumping yard of Graziano Mancinelli and Raimono D'Inzeo in Milan.
My art flourished again when I returned to Ireland and earned an Honours Degree in Fine Art.
"Rachel's work is therapy for the eyes, great for the soul. Talented, gentle lady who captures the character of the subjects... they talk to you!"
"Rachel is a gifted artist that can capture so brilliantly the beauty and soul of her subjects. I have been lucky enough to have more than one of our horses immortalize by Rachel and she stuns me every time. Such attention to detail and care goes into every one of her works. I adore seeing all the different animals she creates. Thank you Rachel for everything."
Ciara Cooper, Cooper's HIll Livery
"Just love Rachel's work, she has created several outstanding drawings of my animals, and some for my friends as gifts. Rachel is first choice for me if I need a drawing of one of my horses, or a special gift (like a special crochet copy of my Cob "Keylam" or a drawing of my friend and her horse as a wedding gift.)"
Oil Painting on Canvas, 92 x 76 cm, Already hanging