Rae is a mid career full time New Zealand Artist. Her Studio is based in the quite seaside village of Haumoana, close to Napier.
Rae is a mid career full time New Zealand Artist.
Her Studio is based in the quiet seaside village of Haumoana, close to Napier. Rae West began her career as a graphic designer based in Sydney, developing an eye for composition and design. West eventually returned to New Zealand and moved toward fine art, following in the footsteps of her grandmother who she had watched as a child painting and creating.
West experimented with painting, quickly developing a distinct style. West's earlier work found inspiration in New Zealand landscape, flora and fauna. Her early career works were representational and symbolic, but simmering under the surface was always an interest in the fluid and tactile qualities of paint. When non toxic resin became an available medium, Rae found her dream creative partner, and the possibilities became endless.
Rae West's work is broadly collected and her work can be found in private and public collections throughout Australasia, the UK and USA.
She also is the proud founder of 'Let's Get Sticky' the popular resin and ink workshops. www.letsgetsticky.co.nz