Rachel Walker (AKA Walkerillo) is renowned for watercolour, spray paint, pen and ink artworks that draw on her awe of the natural world. Her drippy, energetic style is both loose in form and precisely detailed — capturing the attitude and beauty of birds, sea creatures, reptiles and wild animals.
Born and raised in the beautiful seaside town of Napier, New Zealand, Rachel trained at Massey University in Wellington where, since travelling, she has returned to live and paint.
Rachel’s creative work has seen her involved in a range of projects, from commissioned pieces to painting for film and stage sets. Her career to date has included a number of solo gallery exhibitions, creating cover art for magazines, school journals and albums, and a stint living and painting in rural France. Rachels original and printed works can be viewed in galleries around New Zealand, as well as the walls of many wonderful homes.
When she works, Rachel likes listening to music, podcasts, and the dialogue from old movies she has already seen.