Rachael and Gareth have been married for twenty-seven years and are hugely experienced tutors and fully professional contemporary artists with international reputations. They both mentor at the much-garlanded Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall and lectured at some of the UK’s leading art colleges, including Chelsea College of Art, John Moores University Liverpool and Falmouth University.
Both Rachael and Gareth have dreamt of working together and building their own painting holidays. Now that their children have grown and need them less, they feel the time is right to give more of their time to this. A chance meeting at a friend’s gathering introduced them to the possibility of building workshops abroard, so plans began to emerge and they embraced the opportunity.
Gareth has an enviable reputation as one of the leading contemporary landscape painters of his generation and has recently won two major awards, the David Simon Contemporary Art award and the International Farindola LIBERO Arts award 2018. He will be showing in a number of places ranging from Toronto, London and Melbourne in 2019.
He has had numerous catalogues of his work published, and is currently writing a book called ‘Abstracted Landscapes’. Gareth will also be showing at The British Art Fair
Saatchi Gallery, London and the Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada with with Jill George this October 2019.
You can find his work on his website garethedwardsartist.co.uk
Rachael has recently shown with the Newlyn Art Gallery in 2017, and also currently shows with the Jill George Gallery in London. She graduated from the Chelsea School of Art with a Masters Degree in Painting and has exhibited throughout the UK and at international Art Fairs.
She currently lives in rural West Cornwall and has a house and studio in Newlyn West Penwith. There is something about the landscape in this part of the world that resonates with her in an unsettling way; it is both beautiful and solemn.
She is from the South East of England and comes from a creative background. Her father David Reeves was a ceramicist and he taught her how to look and be aware of her surroundings from an early age. Her first degree was in Fine Art at Coventry University, when graduating she became a founding member of an artist’s group in the city before moving to London to complete an MA in painting at Chelsea School of Art. Much of her teaching has been in the public sector and she has a great deal of experience working with all ages. She is currently one of the mentors at the Newlyn School of Art in West Cornwall where she also teaches workshops throughout the year and is a prominent member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. http://www.nsanewlyn.com/newlyn-society-of-artists/rachael-reeves