Rachel paints vibrant and compelling works in her own rich and distinctive style.
She enjoys capturing the beauty and character of her chosen subjects, which vary from land and seascapes to portrait and figure studies. Her work is always uplifting and often depicts New Zealand summers and the beautiful coastline. The ever-changing sea and sky, bush clad hills, character seaside baches and caravans, old dinghies and pohutukawas are among some of her favourite subjects. They feature in particular the east coast of the Coromandel which has been her home for the last 20 years since moving from Auckland in 1989.
A good understanding of light, colour, balance and line, combined with a natural ability to draw and compose has given her paintings wide appeal. Rachel's best known works have a unique 'New Zealand' flavour, and evoke a feeling of warm familiarity often reminding us of times and places close to our hearts.
Rachel welcomes visitors to her home studio in Cooks Beach -
please call or email to arrange a suitable time to visit.
clockwise from left: The Road Home, Coastal Baches, Catlins Cribs.
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Large format 2016 wall calendar 'Art of Rachel Olsen'
This makes a great gift and there are only a few copies of this popular calendar still available.