Former Lichfield student returns for debut art exhibition

Rachel Tighe with one of her exhibits

Rachel Tighe with one of her exhibits

A former Lichfield student is returning to the city for her first ever exhibition.

Rachel Tighe graduating from Lichfield School of Art in 2005 before going on to study Fine Art at Northampton University, where she graduated in 2008 with a BA (Hons) degree.

And now her first solo exhibition traces the progression of work during her time as a student to the present, where she is now, working as a freelance artist in a modest studio space in her home town of Tamworth.

Presented as a journey, her Delineate exhibition reveals the emerging styles and techniques of drawing, mark making and observational skills that Rachel employs in the production of large scale acrylic paintings.

Against a backdrop marked by the frustrations and inherent struggles of a young talent seeking to find recognition, her work stands as a testament to the passion and enthusiasm required by all artists at every stage of their career in order to achieve their creative ambitions.

Rachel told The Lichfield Blog that she was looking forward to returning to the city. She said:

“The show is really important to me as it is my first solo exhibition since leaving university last year and I feel privileged to be asked to exhibit. I went to Lichfield college where I achieved my AVCE in Art and Design so it will be nice to come back and talk about my progression since leaving and show how my work has developed.”

Against a backdrop marked by the frustrations and inherent struggles of a young talent seeking to find recognition, Rachel’s work stands as a testament to the passion and enthusiasm required by all artists at every stage of their career in order to achieve their creative ambitions.

Using the theme of urban landscapes and selecting scenes of everyday life on the streets, Rachel’s interests lay in expressing the vibrant character of the places and locations that she visits, from the towns and cities of the UK, to France and Canada.

Often populated by animated, stylised figures and the ubiquitous lamp post, her works engage with a charged excitement, created using simplified forms and brightly coloured compositions that are at once traditional and contemporary.

Rachel’s exhibition takes place at the Wedge Gallery at the Lichfield Campus of South Staffordshire College from 10am to 4pm from September 7 to 25.

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1 Comment

  1. Ashley O'Brien

    2nd September, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I can’t wait!