My romantic themes contemplate the passing of time, blending together a mixture of eclectic vintage sensibilities with modern atmospherics. My witty and engaging style of painting is intelligently conceived with a comedic twist. Light and carefree, bold and immediate, each Rachael Foster piece is distinctive and innately feminine.
The colder months give me isolation to focus and the paints a longer sweet spot to work with, blend and orchestrate. The pained and worn subject matter is suited with the resonance of my studio, charmed with the mystique of wintery folk, alternating between the serene and the quietly devastating.
Frequent adventures off-the-beaten-track to exotic parts of the world allows me to source inspiration and an appreciative of what New Zealand is and what we represent.