Hi, I'm Rachel Hannah Gray
I've always loved drawing and art from a young age and studied fine art at university. I continued my passion of painting through my 20s mostly in acrylic through family commissions and children's murals. My love for abstract painting and bold colours began in my teens, I love the likes of Pollock and Matisse and have an admiration for impressionism.
I live in Cardiff with my three young children and recently I fell in love with a new style of painting when my close friend came to me and asked for an abstract meadow painting. I could've painted for days, I had no limits on my creativity, no restrictions in what I wanted to achieve and I felt free. I'd found my niche Pollock style floral freedom on canvas! Art has been great therapy for me.
I am available for commission requests that will brighten up your home or workspace. I am at various shows throughout the year where you can view my work or contact me if local to Cardiff to view my work at my home studio.
I currently have a selection of work up at Wildflower Cafe, Whitchurch road, Cardiff as of February 2022.
The beginning (2013)
In 2013 I decided I would start the process of establishing myself as an artist full time and my friend a life coach commissioned me to do a money tree as one of my first commissions. I enjoyed the process of using vibrant colours and creating an abstract piece of art, I went onto do several children's bedroom murals that year and a mandala for a local yoga studio.
2014 - present
I had a short break while my third child was born and then I took up another commission for my friend who wanted an abstract meadow artwork. I did a bit of research and incorporated my style into her painting. I enjoyed working with plenty of texture and colour and felt a deep passion to continue as a meadow artist going forward. The response I have had is overwhelming and spurred me onto continue developing myself through my artwork and exploring over time new subject matter.
// Cardiff Christmas market on the hayes hosted by Craftfolk - November 2016
// Bloom Exhibition at Cardiff Made, Roath, Cardiff - May 2017
// Stall at Cardiff food and drink festival, Roald Dahl Plas, Cardiff Bay - July 2017
// Stall at Harbour festival August bank hol with Craftfolk, Landsea square, Cardiff Bay August 2017
// Christmas market on the Hayes, Cardiff - December 2017
// RHS Flower Show, Cardiff - 13th, 14th, 15th April 2018
// Flourish Exhibition, Cardiff Made, Roath June 2018
// Stall at Cardiff food and drink festival, Roald Dahl Plas, Cardiff Bay - July 2018
// Various works exhibiting at Brava Café, Pontcanna, Cardiff May-August 2018
// Cardiff Christmas Market on the Hayes with Craftfolk 15th-19th November and 2nd-8th December 2018
// Harbour Festival, Landsea Square, Cardiff Bay - 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th August 2018
// RHS Cardiff, Bute Park, Cardiff 12-14th April 2019
// Hearth Gallery, Llandough Hospital Llandough 2nd May - 31st May 2019
//Food and Drink festival Llandsea Square Cardiff Bay - July 2019
//Hearth Gallery, Llandough Hospital Summer Exhibition. Exhibiting six paintings toward this - August 2019
// Cardiff craftfolk Christmas Market, on the Hayes Cardiff - 14-18th November and 9-14th December 2019.
//Hearth Gallery, Llandough Hospital winter exhibition, exhibiting 2 painting December 2019 and January 2020.
// Insole Court Exhibition Llandaff November 1st 2019 until 3rd January 2020.
// Cardiff Craftfolk Christmas Market, Hayes, Cardiff city centre - November 2020
// Barry Hospital 'Dancing in the meadow' 2021 large circular is part of the ARTS for health and wellbeing' exhibition July until October 2021
// Cardiff Christmas Craftfolk market on the Hayes Cardiff. 11th November until 21st November 2021.
// Madhatters Craft Market, Butter market, Hay on Wye Saturday 19th February 2022.
// Cardiff Bay summer event with Craftfolk end of July 2021
// Cardiff Bay AUGUST bank holiday Craftfolk event August 2021
Current and Upcoming events/exhibitions
Caerphilly Craft Fair, Caerphilly Saturday 12th March 2022
Mad Hatters Craft market, Butter Market, Hay on wye, Saturday 30th July 2022
check my shop for current available stock including original paintings, prints and cards, Please email me direct for any commission enquiries x