Artwork title: Bare foot runner 2014 | Artwork media: screen-print, appliqué and machine stitch | Artwork dimensions: 500 x 700mm
Rachael Howard has been a successful practising textile artist and designer since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1992 as one of the first post graduate students of Embroidery.
Since then, she has become one of its most respected practitioners and one of our foremost narrative textile artists. Her graphic, lively sketches of everyday life typify her powers of observation and knack for catching the moment. She has pioneered a lively mix of embroidery and screen-printing techniques, using image, text and object to tell – often autobiographical – stories of the everyday. “Drawing is the foundation for all of my textile work. I love the act of drawing and the surprise of the marks made, sometimes they are just right – magical.”
Rachael’s current Arts Council Funded solo touring exhibition titled Red Work, recently showed at the Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral, its next venue will be Bath School of Art and Design in October 2015.