Rachel Sumner

About me

I live on the North Devon coast working from a studio built on the back of my house. Never quite comfortable with my fine art training as a painter, I have discovered over the years that the secret of tapping into my creativity is walking and collecting. I love to make something new out of something that has had a previous life. When I want to capture an idea, I gather together a pile of fabric scraps that evoke a colour or mood, fairly quickly cutting and shaping them into my background. Then the real work begins, stitching, adding more elements and bringing the foreground into focus.

The Wader
Pie in the Sky
Chicken Run

In Flight
Seeking Sanctuary