Rachael Addis is a contemporary painter, her practice is fundamentally a mark making process, she creates abstract landscapes by applying a multitude of paint layers and patterns to the canvas. Her personal biography has had an important inspiration on the process, colours and aesthetic of her work. Originally from the Lake District she lived in Hong Kong and Thailand for her formative years. Her current paintings seek to establish a contemplative and meditative aspect both for the viewer and for herself. Rachael studied BA in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and then progressed onto the MA programme at The Royal Academy of Arts Schools, London. She is lecturer in Fine art, following a break from painting Rachael seriously began to paint again in 2018.