Rae is a full time artist and has been working with Resin, Ink and gold leaf for over eight years..
Her works pulse with the kinetic freedom of fluidity and light.
She uses multiple veils of pigment, resin and ink, which blend and react against each other creating beautiful forms and textures. The end results are spontaneous, subconscious, and sensual.
'I'm forever evolving with the shiny, Translucent fluidity of resin, plump with possibilities'
She is based just outside Napier, in a sea-side village called Haumoana. Visitors are always welcome.
HERE'S A LIST of all the GALLERIES that have my artworks.. and LINKS for easy online purchasing..
Black Door Gallery Parnell, Auckland https://www.blackdoorgallery.co.nz/rae-west.html
Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport Auckland https://www.flagstaff.nz/collections/rae-west
Art Matakana, Matakana https://www.artmatakana.com/rae-west
The Lawn Mowers Son Hahei https://lawnmowersson.co.nz/
4 Arts Sake Ohope https://4artsake.co.nz/product-category/art/rae-west/
Inspirit Gallery Cambridge https://www.inspirit.co.nz/
Kanuka Design Gallery Raglan https://kanukadesign.co.nz/
Kura Gallery Taupo https://www.kuragallery.co.nz/
Tennyson Gallery Napier http://www.tennysongallery.nz/
Muse Gallery Havelock North https://museart.nz/collections/rae-west
Soeur Design Martinborough https://soeurdesign.co.nz/
Ora Gallery Wellington https://oragallery.co.nz/collections/rae-west
Red Gallery Nelson https://redartgallery.com/collections/rae-west/Paintings
Purpose Gallery Mapua https://purpose.gallery/collections/rae-west
Little River Gallery https://www.littlerivergallery.com/artist-profile/west-rae/
The Art Shop Christchurch https://www.theartshop.co.nz/rae-west
Artbay Gallery Queenstown https://www.artbay.co.nz/collections/rae-west
Gallery De Novo Dunedin https://www.gallerydenovo.co.nz/artists/rae-west
View my feature in Creative Ripple
Review from Black Door Gallery - January 2020.
"West approaches painting with a contemporary attitude. Her method is free from traditional oil or acrylic paints, even departs from the use of brushes, palettes and easels. Instead, West takes to her work with free pouring techniques, layering resin over gold leaf to create sensuous and fluid pieces.The word that comes to mind when viewing West's work is FLOW. Her compositions feel like they are still in motion, flowing and fleeting. This term is also used in psychology to describe a state of being 'in the zone' . That feeling of complete immersion in an activity, with an energized focus. After some 6 years of working with resin Rae now certainly works with a sense of flow.2020 will see West embark on a new series of work. The new series will use multiple layers of hazy resin to create a sense of movement that stretches into the distance. These works a reminiscent of looking into the fluxing movements of water and smokey light. The richness of these pieces is aided by the light that comes from the base layer of gold leaf, and also the natural light that bounces off the the resin surface. The results are deep radient images"
Flagstaff Gallery Devonport
Art Matakana Gallery, Matakana
Soul Gallery, Hamilton
Muse Havelock North
Ora Gallery Wellington
Little River Gallery Christchurch
Galley De Novo Dunedin