Rachel explains that “the romance, glamour and nostalgia of Kirstie Le Marque jewellery got my ideas flowing straight from the start. I realised that I could think about creating a distinct atmosphere with each set of paintings. I was led by the jewellery but had license to take it anywhere I wanted, which was just heaven. I decided to make paintings full of mystery and suggestion and tiny moments of beauty. Strong women, enigmatic women; an eye, glistening lips, a painted fingernail on a glass, a bird in a cold white sky. Gradually I started to build up a visual language. I saw it as a kind of dreamy soundtrack to the jewellery and to the season.”
Diamond Fan Bracelet