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Rachel Favelle lives and works in Queensland, Australia. Graduating with an Illustration Degree and a Bachelor of Education, she has been working in the field of Art education since 2000.
Rachel exhibits her work in Portugal, Chicago, San Diego and Australia.
Rachel Favelle is a Contemporary Pop – Surrealist Artist and Illustrator. Her research into fairytales and classic children’s literature became the focus for her artworks during her Illustration degree and to this day has become inspiration for much of her work. One of Rachel’s main aims is to create imagery which adds beauty. The beauty is in the simplicity of the compositions and the naïve subject matter. Her contemplative and quirky characters, which often sit in solitary environments, whisk us away into imaginary and mysterious worlds.
‘While I have been focused on the storytelling of fairytales and mythology of other cultures in my work, I have recently felt drawn back to the narratives and wonder of my own childhood in the country. I grew up in a small country town near the Warrumbungle National Park. Sitting around campfires, riding down dirt roads and climbing trees to pick mulberries in my back yard, opened my eyes to the beauty in nature. The environment I grew up in allowed me to interact with wildlife and appreciate the tranquility of nature. Many of my characters reflect this sense of solitude, a connection to their surroundings and the creatures that inhabit that environment.’
Rachel’s illustrations examine the relationship of graphite, alcohol markers, ink, coloured pencil and watercolour while she loves to explore the medium of oil painting in her larger scale artworks.