Rachael Levine, the daughter of writer and poet Norman Levine, was born in Brighton, Sussex. The family came to live in St Ives in 1959. After her school years, she lived in various parts of England, before acquiring her first studio in St Ives in 1985. In 1989 Rachael moved into her current studio in the Penwith Gallery complex, and has shown her work in mixed shows in local galleries throughout. Over the years she has experimented with various styles and mediums. Between 1995 and 2001, she had four solo shows of work at the Plumbline Gallery, St Ives. She also exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance.
Earlier her work was noted for its naive figurative shapes and brilliant colour ways. In 1997 she decided to return to her original-voice style, first established at the age of 14, which is to explore complex synaesthesic images both in colour and black and white. A large selection of these works were exhibited in the NAG exhibition entitled 'Obsession' in 2001. Her complex weaving of lines and colour are relatively small and intense in nature, deriving from long walks and the inspiration received from the natural world in all its tangle and undergrowth.
Since 2014 Levine has been represented by a Canadian gallery, Postma Fine Art. In November 2014 Postma showed her work at the Toronto Art Fair. Her online show with Artsy/Postma can be seen in May 2015 (see links below). In Cornwall, she continues to show her work as an associate member of Penwith Society of Arts, and she is a regular exhibitor at STISA open exhibitions.
works and access
Hypatia Trust Permanent Art Collection, Cornwall: Golden Bird (1995) w/c; Remembrance w/c
1995-2001: Solo exhibitions (4), Plumbline Gallery, St Ives
2001: 'Obsession' Newlyn Art Gallery
2005: Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Rainy Day Gallery, Penzance
2012: Redwing Gallery, Penzance
Mixed shows: London, USA, Brittany, Edinburgh, Gloucestershire, Bristol
2016: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (23 Apr-24 May)
2016: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (26 Nov-3 Jan)
2017: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (25 Nov-2 Jan)
Whybrow (1994) Studio St Ives: Artists in their Workplace (artist's statement & photo)
Her Mind's Eye (1996) Pyramid Press (poems and images)
Cora Greehill (2000) Deep in Time (poems)
'Rachael Levine' (2004) by John CLARK, Artesian Magazine (Scotland)
W H Lane Auction, March 2012 Sale catalogue