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Primarily self-taught, Rachelle has been a professional artist for over 10 years.  Her luscious palette knife paintings reveal an artist who is passionate about the world around her as she captures the emotion and essence of life on the canvas.  

Rachelle works in oil using dynamic and bold marks, as she creates an original and exquisite body of work.  Her love of the natural beauty that surrounds us has moved Rachelle to share these special places and moments, capturing the emotion and impressions she feels and transferring them to canvas.  Her landscapes and trees often reflect her favourite time of year, fall, which is evident in the bold use of yellows, oranges, and reds.

She especially loves to work on large scale pieces.  Her work has a strong organic feel, her florals are imbued with light and texture using vivid colours juxtaposed with soft creams and whites.

She is represented in various galleries in Canada, and participates in select exhibitions throughout the year.


Artist's Statement

As an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast I am constantly in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds us each day.  My inspiration comes from the things that I am drawn to and feel a connection with.  My paintings are designed to evoke emotion, radiate contentment, and bring happiness.

Working in oils has become my passion as I mix the thick creamy paint and apply it to the canvas with various size palette knives.  In an effort to capture the moment as fresh and intuitively as possible, I endeavour to complete the painting in one lengthly session.  I want to take the viewer back to a special place and memory.  In a world that sometimes feels bleak and dark, I have no greater joy than bringing a smile to a face and joy to the heart.


Curriculum Vitae



Self-Taught Artist, Various Artistic workshops


Feature Artist Exhibitions


Avens Gallery -Sept 2022, May 2021, April 2018

Websters Gallery - July 2022

Alicat Gallery Fall exhibition and sale - October 2011

Alicat Gallery Fall exhibition and sale - October 2012

Branching Out Tree Show,   Willow Studio - Jan-Mar 2011, Jan-Mar 2012

Branching Out Feature Artist - Jul-Sep 2011


Group Shows and Acknowledgements


Calgary Art Market and Show (Juried) - Nov 2019,  Nov 2021, Nov 2022

Glitz and Glam Art Walk, Avens Gallery - Dec 20, 2019

Glitz and Glam Art Walk, Avens Gallery - Nov 22, 2018

Your Brain On Art, Branching Out Foundation donation - May 2018

Galleries West magazine - Jan 2017

Nature Moves, Group exhibition, Avens Gallery - May 2015, Feb 2016

Calyx Distinctive Art Group (juried show) - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

From the Easel - Spring 2009, Spring 2012

Arabella Fall 2011 Canadian Art, Architecture & Design Magazine

Elbow Park Community Center - Spring 2008


Public Collections;

Chateau Lake Louist Fairmont Hotel

South Calgary Health Campus, Juried Show

Various Private collections




Avens Gallery, Canmore AB

Oceanside Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC

Websters Gallery, Calgary, AB

Lineham House, Okotoks AB

Gust Gallery, Waterton, AB

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