Calgary based artist, Rachelle Brady has a strong, bold presence on the canvas as she captures what she loves most; trees, landscapes and flowers. Her main method is oil on canvas through the use of highly textured palette knife work.
Rachelle’s work reveals an artist who is passionate about the world around her, and she captures the emotion and essence of life on canvas, creating an original and exquisite body of work.
Rachelle is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast. With her husband and small son, she regularly hikes and explores the beautiful foothills and Rocky Mountains of Southern Alberta. Some of their favorite areas include, Waterton/ Glacier Park, Montana, Kananaskis, and Banff National Park. These moments are some of the most precious that she shares with her family.
This love of the outdoors and natural beauty has moved Rachelle to share these special places, capturing the emotion and impressions on canvas. Fall is a her favorite time of year and this is evident in the bold use of yellows, oranges, and reds.
Rachelle’s distinct flowers in bright and vivid colours to soft creams, whites and pastels is found in her impressive talent to capture the essence of light and freedom.
Rachelle states, “My lifelong dream to be an artist has come true, I love painting and being able to share my passion with others. My Inspiration comes from things I am drawn to and feel a connection with. My paintings are designed to evoke emotion, radiate contentment and bring happiness. I want to share this with others, and hope they feel the same.”
Each piece of Rachelle’s art is a unique story, a memory that is very clear to her. This is what makes her work beautiful, stunning, and fearless.
A review of Rachelle Brady’s latest art work can reveal a lot about this energetic artists life and passions. From her bold use of color and palette knife work in her landscapes and trees to her impressionist rendered floral’s with sometimes softer, more subtle colors, Rachelle fearlessly reveals her impressive ability to evoke emotion.
Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Rachelle Brady started drawing and painting from an early age using watercolor and acrylic. Art was a class and subject that delighted her the most. She would take every opportunity to attend drawing and painting lessons. After graduating from high school she followed her passion, receiving art instruction through local studios.
While she has always had a love for art, it was not until 2005 when her circumstances allowed her to actively begin her full-time art career. She hasn’t looked back, producing a notable collection of art.
She continues to immerse herself in the art community, working alongside other artists and participating in art workshops and demonstrations. Her favorite place to paint is her own art studio, it is there that she has developed her own distinct style and technique. Her method is oil on canvas, mainly through the use of highly textured palette knife work.
She loves to travel with her husband and small son all over the world. As an avid outdoor enthusiasts she can be found hiking, biking, and skiing in the Canadian Rockies. It is during these moments that she finds her inspiration, and this is clearly reflected in her impressive and stunning paintings.
Group Shows and Acknowledgements
Nature Moves, Group exhibition, Avens Gallery – May 2015, Feb 2016
Calyx Distinctive Art Group (juried show) – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
From the Easel – Spring 2009, Spring 2012
Arabella Fall 2011 Canadian Art, Architecture & Design Magazine
Alicat Gallery Fall exhibition and sale – October 2011
Alicat Gallery Fall exhibition and sale – October 2012
Branching Out Tree Show Willow Studio – Jan-Mar 2011, Jan-Mar 2012
Branching Out Feature Artist – Jul-Sep 2011
Elbow Park Community Center – Spring 2008
South Calgary Health Campus, Juried Show