Q&A - Rachel Adams
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m Rachel Adams, I live and work from my home studio in Colchester, Essex. Not too long ago I decided to take a risk and retrain. Leaving a secure job in education, I enrolled on an Art and Design Degree course at my local college, where began a creative journey that was to change my life forever.
How do you go about creating your pieces?
I use Adobe Creative Suite to produce most of my designs, although many of them start in a sketchbook as simple line drawings. I am a huge fan of using block colour, and take pleasure in working with bright, bold tints and hues.
What single element, person, object or real life situation, do you think has influenced you the most throughout your artist career?
Raising twin boys alone from my early twenties meant my own dreams and goals were temporarily put on hold. However, the trials and tribulations have been the main driving force behind my desire to be creative.
Being solely responsible for the welfare of others has taught me to be imaginative in my approach to life and the challenges it presents. As a result I have developed a good eye for colour, detail and form and take pleasure in thinking creatively and enjoy solving problems.
Consequently, art and design found me…or at least, I found a new and exciting confidence in my creativity, learnt through my own eventful experiences.
What is your best piece of art to date?
This artistic path is still new for me and choosing a favourite step so early would be tough. I would love to think the best is yet to come. My best piece of work to date is my children, the time and effort they demand is returned tenfold.
Rachel’s print is available here.