Have you met…Rachael Macarthur?


Fringe, acrylic paint on card

Rachael Macarthur, Fringe, acrylic paint on card

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Rachael Macarthur.

Rachael Macarthur, Lydia, acrylic on card

Rachael Macarthur, Lydia, acrylic on card

Rachael Macarthur (b.1981, Edinburgh. Lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA) and Edinburgh University (MA Hons).

Rachael Macarthur, Pause, acrylic on card

Rachael Macarthur, Pause, acrylic on card

Rachael Macarthur, Bed, acrylic on card

Rachael Macarthur, Bed, acrylic on card

“Rachael Macarthur’s paintings are about dreams and memories, whether childhood reminiscences or her thoughts now. She charts her own personal mythology and history through painting and drawing. Her work fulfills an urgent need to record and remember the past. She is not interested in accurately recording memories; since memory is unreliable- her work plays on an awkward attempt at memory recall, a need for storytelling:
For me, painting can be about the littlest things, an eyelash, a tear, a wish.
It can also be about the biggest things in the world.
It is recording and remembering things you cannot keep.
It is about letting go and forgetting.”

Bridge, acrylic paint on card

Rachael Macarthur, Bridge, acrylic paint on card

Other material relating to Rachael Macarthur.

Artist website: rachaelmacarthur.com

Painters’ Table: Rachael Macarthur

ArtSlant: Rachael Macarthur

BBC Your Paintings: Rachael Macarthur

Just Another Painter: Rachael Macarthur

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