Rachel Sunnell
Costco Bound
18" x 24"
Rachel Sunnell
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Artist Website

Ocean Isle Beach, NC - based artist Rachel Sunnell is creating her way in the Coastal Carolina's. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Rachel's love of art, nature and science led her to landscape architecture and to paint. Her design background can often be seen in her work through distant views, layering and sense of color. 

As an acrylic painter, she uses loose brush strokes and color that evoke the idea of subjective realism. This refers to the reality inside the viewer's mind, perhaps a memory or a feeling. She is particularly interested in capturing the beauty of light and movement. 

"The Act of painting is very personal and often takes great courage to expose one's self to the world. I strive to capture something that may evoke a memory or just feels good, past or present."
- Rachel Sunnell

Education: Rhode Island School of Design BFA 1982, Bachelor of LARCH 1983
Recent Awards: 2018 First Place Award, Waterway Art Association Annual Show 

Solo Exhibition, Sunset River Market Place Gallery, Calabash, NC 2018
Black and White Exhibition, William H. Miller Gallery, Myrtle Beach, SC 2018
Farm to Table Exhibition, Sunset River Market Place Gallery, Calabash, NC 2018
Float Your Boat Exhibition, Sunset River Market Place Gallery, Calabash, NC 2018
Summer Regional Juried Art Show, Associated Artists of Southport, Franklin Gallery, Southport, NC 2018
Twenty Seventh Annual Art Show, Waterway Art Association, Calabash, NC 2018
Brunswick Arts Fall Show, Franklin Gallery, Southport, NC 2017
Brunswick Beacon "Tides" August 2018
Art Guide September 2018

Special Notes:
"Costco Bound" was inspired by the amazing clouds that form along the Coastal Carolina's. A mundane ordinary trip on Highway 31 becomes an adventure and ever-changing movie. The black and white values of the clouds add to the drama.