Rachel Albano is an abstract painter from Elora, Ontario. Her painting is an intuitive process; multiple layers are covered and revealed until they culminate in a cohesive piece that testifies to this process. Her work has a sense of the artist’s presence through gestural marks and sometimes a heavy scraping back of layers. The use of palette knives creates a sense of rawness and authenticity- rough, textural marks combined with watery, ephemeral drips that invite an element of chance into the work. Albano’s aim is to create paintings that facilitate a sense of inspiration to her viewers. Her work is vibrant, energetic and compelling.
Rachel was educated at the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Studio Art and Art History.