From a new range of works by Rachael Bennett that are much more illustrative and playful than than previous surface and process-lead works. These landscapes come from explorations of markmaking over coloured grounds and exploit a vocabulary of black brush marks. 'Devon Fields No 8' Mixed media on board 78cm x 100cm with White Frame.
In 2020, when we all found ourselves confined to places where we had a lot of time to think and reflect, to perhaps revisit old projects, I returned to a work called lonnin, which is a deliberately genre confusing verse-novel, or prose-poem. I sent extracts from it, episodically, to long-suffering book group friends who kindly read these and provided me with feedback. But I’m not just a writer, I’m also a maker and visual artist, so alongside the writing I began to produce ob