Rachel Wilmshurst is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist who holds an honours Bachelor of Design from Ryerson University and has gained a wide variety of professional experience in several art- and design-based roles over the past decade. Skilled in fine art technique as well as digital processes, Rachel’s projects have included mural painting, public art installation and gallery exhibitions, as well as illustration and graphic design for a growing list of local and international clients.
I make a conscious effort to hold on to the pieces of my days that I find compelling. It could be a colour palette, an angle, pattern or integration of shapes that stands out and cuts through the clutter. My abstract drawings and murals are curated from these bits, and the process encourages me to pay closer attention to my environment, look up, and continually seek beauty in everyday contexts.
Graphic design and fine art have collectively informed my style, and I am continually searching for a sweet spot between the two disciplines. My work is geometrically organic, and I use a combination of brushed acrylic, aerosol and paint markers to layer shape and colour, representing pieces of my physical environment and what makes it special.
Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Aerosol
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