Rachael Howard

Guest Artists, Textiles
Rachael Howard

Rachael Howard studied textiles at Loughborough College of Art and Design, graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree. She was one of the first post graduate students of Embroidery at the Royal College of Art and received the Fleur Cowles Award for Excellence for her RCA Degree Show in 1992.

The essence of my work is to draw what is going on around me; my intention is to capture the energy of a subject in a celebratory portrayal of life communicated through textiles.

I am interested in depicting what people are doing  from everyday incidental to extraordinary, this might be sketches of joggers in the park or drawings of dogs and their owners.

“She can capture a gesture, a movement or a moment in time in a seemingly unconscious, fluid mark and in doing so reveal its greater significance.” – Polly Leonard, Selvedge.