Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Rachel Painting, and I am a self-taught artist based in Kerikeri, New Zealand based artist.


I find creating art fills me with happiness, which I in turn put back into the art I have created. I am very fortunate to be able to spend the later part of my life exploring and learning different mediums and techniques. I believe that there are no strict rules - you just have to jump out there and try different mediums and subjects, and who knows what you will create in the process!

I absolutely love creating portraits - any face that I feel has a story to tell is wonderful to draw or paint, to try and capture that secret essence. The face itself tells me what medium to use - oil, watercolor, ink or pencil....

My acrylic pouring/resin art has taught me how to let go and be free with my art. I have a general idea of the colors and what I would like to achieve, but do not have a lot of control over what is actually going to happen with the piece. Once the piece is dry I then "pick out" what I see in the picture, painting, drawing and adding in acrylic skins to it. Two coats of resin are then applied as I love how this medium gives movement and pops the colors of the piece.

I also dabble in dip-pen ink, watercolor and pencil - across a variety of subjects. I handmake all the bespoke pine frames that my resin and oil paintings are hung in. All other framed artworks or prints are framed by me as well. This is partly to keep the cost down but mainly because I love every part of the creation process - from making the "canvas" board, to creating the art piece and then finishing it off with framing.

 I am at the Kerikeri Packhouse Market every Saturday - this is the only space I show my art in person, so please come and visit me there if you get a chance. Art is always better seen in real life, and I really enjoy meeting fellow artists or art enthusiasts. Any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via my contact page - I will endeavor to get back in touch as soon as I can put my paintbrush down :)