NORTH Dorset artist Rachel Sargent should have had a busy autumn, like so many artists, performers, writers and others, with exhibitions, fairs, festivals and more. But the irresistible resurgence of Covid-19 has put paid to them. So Rachel has decided to bring her studio to her audience, virtually.
After studying painting at the Roehampton Institute, University of London, graduating with a BA Honours degree in 1981. Rachel returned to her native county of Dorset in 1986.
Her work is an extension of her love of walking and the natural world. She has exhibited widely in galleries and during art trails and art week for nearly 30 years.
In 2008, she moved to a studio at the Dorset Centre for Rural Skills near Child Okeford, where she started running workshops. In 2012 she moved to her present studio, a converted cowshed at Gold Hill Organic Farm in Child Okeford, where she continues to run a programme of workshops throughout the year. Gold Hill Organic Farm is also home to The Art Stable gallery, a cafe and the organic farmshop.
The works that can be seen on her website are original and hand printed in her studio from her Victorian etching press or book press. They are printed as part of a limited edition. But each is unique within an edition, as she makes great variations between her prints.
There are new linocuts, etchings and collographs, as well as cards and calendars on the website, https://www.rachelsargent.co.uk/studio-sale
Pictured: At the Edge, drypoint etching, and An Evening Walk, linocut.