The common thread throughout my work is the artistic expression of a living personality. A moment in time classically rendered using impressionistic strokes and colors to entice the eye into an exploration of movement, color, mass and intelligence that creates the living image.
I use scale to envelop the viewer while he/she is presented with the marvelous, peaceful view of the living image: the sincere child, the floating jumper or the thunderous hooves of charging polo horses as they pursue the ball.
Rachel White's career has an uncommon breadth. With an artist mother she was brought up in the art studio as her mother created commissioned family portraits as well as historical artworks, life-size nudes and metal work.
Mid-way through high school, Rachel discovered her love for paint, charcoal and sculpture. With hard work and determination, in 1992 she was awarded a full tuition scholarship to College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. There she excelled, enjoyed and learned most media, from painting, foundry, welding to glass blowing and printmaking.
In 1996 White was awarded a full tuition Graduate fellowship to New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Where she focused on sculpture, installation, digital imagery/media as well as printmaking. After this she went on to practice her art professionally, attending residencies and working for artists.
A significant change happened in 2000, where White, curious to know what the life of a "9-5er" would be, sought out and obtained corporate employment. She landed in the art studio in the luxury cosmetics advertising industry in New York City. She climbed the ladder from Production Assistant to Worldwide Director of Retouching (Creative Content), responsible for the perfecting of the photographic image in order to render it more appealing to the luxury beauty cosmetics clientele, using her expertise in imagery and the human figure to perfect and beautify. She then moved into management as the Director of Creative Operations Worldwide in brands such as Lancome, YSL Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and Tom Ford Beauty.
Finally in 2016 after 16 years Rachel White left the luxury beauty advertising industry and is now Rachel White Art Incorporated. She is now able to dedicate herself 100% professionally to her own artwork and teaching. Rachel lives and works in her studio in Katonah, New York with her husband and two children.Rachel White's Website