About the artist
Rachel Ricketts RBSA exhibits widely, and her work is held in many prominent private and public collections, both in the UK and overseas. She was awarded RBSA status in 2008. Rachel’s artistic education began at Bournville school of Art, followed by a degree in fine art at Norwich School of Art. After further study, she qualified as a restorer of wall paintings, and following this worked with a team for a year on the restoration of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, then for another seven years conserving ecclesiastical frescoes. Rachel’s urge to create new artworks became irresistible, so she went home to the studio and bought a puppy. The little dog inspired her to make sculpture, and the idea grew and blossomed, surprising her with success. Rachel says: “I miss colour, but don’t want to give up sculpture in order to reintroduce it in my work”. Hence, the fresco-type paintings on ceramic sculpture.
The Lucas Sculpture Prize 2006. IMI Sculpture Prize.
The RBSA Reg Lewis Sculpture Prize 2007.
Works exhibited at: RA, RWA, RBSA, Studio 54, Sledmere House. Sidney Nolan Trust.
Current exhibitions: The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye. Erwood Station Gallery. Studio 54. Bridge Street, Kington.
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