Rachel Mercer

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Expressionist painter Rachel Mercer explores her sensual experience of the world. She paints to capture the movement and actions of people in their dealings with space and each other, examining physical and emotional connections through dynamic portraits and contorted compositions.

Rachel Mercer’s Early Career and Style

Born in Cambridgeshire, Rachel studied at Cardiff School of Art and Design and The Royal Drawing School. Since 2014, she has pursued her painting career from her studio in London. People and places are a recurring theme in Rachel's paintings. At the centre of her approach is an interest in human interaction and the importance of the observed world. Mercer captures a sense of movement, fluidity, and haptic beauty in the way the figures move and dissolve across the canvas. Recent oil paintings and watercolours show London life. Mercer makes sketches from observation, and these drawings are then supplemented by imagination and rendered as sometimes large-scale layered paintings.The painted surface is layered with multiple re-workings, scraped and scratched in an attempt to find the image on the canvas.

Exhibitions

Stand-out exhibitions include Christie's London in 2013, Mandell's Gallery in 2018, San Mei Gallery in 2019, and Carousel Gallery and Coventry Cathedral in 2020. Her paintings have also been exhibited at Fitzrovia Gallery in 2022 and Aleph Contemporary in 2023. Her works were shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Prize 2020, Waverton Art prize 2022 and prize winner of the Hampstead Art Society prize 2022 and 2023. She has exhibited in the Green&Stone and NEAC open exhibitions 2023 and 2024. The Royal Collection by HM The Prince of Wales has purchased some of her work.

Rachel Mercer Artworks

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    Paintings - 80x55 cmRent for $160 /mo
    Running and Shooting  by Rachel Mercer
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    Running and Shooting  by Rachel Mercer

    Running and Shooting

    Paintings - 61x46 cmRent for $100 /mo
    Within Without by Rachel Mercer
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    Within Without by Rachel Mercer

    Within Without

    Paintings - 80x80 cmRent for $135 /mo
    Figure Ground  by Rachel Mercer
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    Figure Ground  by Rachel Mercer

    Figure Ground

    Paintings - 170x150 cmRent for $355 /mo
    Rock Pool  by Rachel Mercer
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    Rock Pool  by Rachel Mercer

    Rock Pool

    Paintings - 30x42 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Sandpit  by Rachel Mercer
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    Sandpit  by Rachel Mercer

    Sandpit

    Paintings - 30x30 cmRent for $75 /mo
    Park by Rachel Mercer
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    Park by Rachel Mercer

    Park

    Paintings - 99x73 cmRent for $135 /mo
    Climbing Frame  by Rachel Mercer
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    Climbing Frame  by Rachel Mercer

    Climbing Frame

    Paintings - 99x73 cmRent for $155 /mo
    Radiate, Absorb by Rachel Mercer
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    Radiate, Absorb by Rachel Mercer

    Radiate, Absorb

    Paintings - 120x100 cmRent for $215 /mo
    Shoes and Socks by Rachel Mercer
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    Shoes and Socks by Rachel Mercer

    Shoes and Socks

    Paintings - 90x90 cmRent for $135 /mo
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    Climbing Frame  by Rachel Mercer

    Climbing Frame

    Paintings - 170x150 cmRent for $305 /mo
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    Shopping Bench by Rachel Mercer

    Shopping Bench

    Paintings - 49x45 cmRent for $81 /mo
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    Shoe Laces by Rachel Mercer

    Shoe Laces

    Paintings - 60x50 cmRent for $135 /mo
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    Incentives (The Apple)  by Rachel Mercer

    Incentives (The Apple)

    Paintings - 55x40 cmRent for $165 /mo
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    Boy with Mask  by Rachel Mercer

    Boy with Mask

    Paintings - 50x40 cmRent for $165 /mo
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    On the Pontoon by Rachel Mercer

    On the Pontoon

    Paintings - 19x24 cmRent for $70 /mo

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