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rachel
barber
artist

contemporary NZ art

ladled with colour and meaning.

ships for FREE within New Zealand

Welcome to my vibrant realm of creativity, where I bring to life powerful, captivating artworks infused with concealed words, shapes, and meaningful objects. If you're drawn to the profoundness and dynamism of existence, I invite you to immerse yourself in my creations, as I channel these themes through the enchantment of paint.
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I would loooooove to show you my latest creations... these pieces are close to my heart and I can't wait for them to find forever homes! 

welcome to my inner circle, art lover!

scroll across to witness the synergy between my creative process and diverse sources of inspiration, resulting in one-of-a-kind artworks in my distinctive style.

How to get started with your own custom commission in 3 easy steps.

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Step 1: Fall in love with my style

Take a moment to explore and appreciate my unique artistic style, make sure it resonates with you and captures the feeling you desire.

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Step 2: Choose the perfect size

Consider the space where you want to display the artwork and decide on the ideal size that suits your vision. Whether you prefer a BIG, bold statement piece or a more intimate creation, selecting the right size is a crucial step in the journey. I can paint to almost ANY size, the sky really is the limit!

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Step 3: Get an accurate quote

Simply send me an email with your inspo and desired size for the custom artwork! It's that simple! I will provide you with an accurate quote based on your inspiration. If you like the price, we can begin the process of bringing your vision to life!! Exciting!

Price guideline
(Please use this as a guide only, and email me for an exact quote)

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custom artwork prices are not inclusive of framing costs. we can chat more about framing options upon enquiry.

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Te Karoa Road, RD2 , Kaitaia

Thank you!

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A little about me

Wanna know more about your favourite artist?! Well, I'm Rachel 😜 31 years young and living my colour obsessed dreams! In 2020, I made the boldest move ever! I quit my job & moved home to the far north of NZ, in the midst of a global pandemic... 🤣 Am I crazy?!

 

I follow my passion madly and intuitively!  i'm totally obsessed with colours - they're like my fuel! I have always been drawn to light and colour -how it shifts, evolves & moves through everything - casting shadows and altering our mood... creating wacky lines and testing our senses.. Maybe that why i'm so drawn to living close to nature. Currently- I live off the grid, in the back-country of Northland where I can wake up and hear the bubbling stream cruise by, the cats purr at my feet and feel the sunshine filling my veins.

I reckon I have the best job ever as an artist! Each brushstroke allows me to weave together inspiration from the natural world, our senses, feelings and emotions. Weaving hidden messages onto the canvas & bringing light & imagination to life! It's like living in a dream, turning my passion into tangible art. Life's too short not to pursue what sets your soul on fire, right?! So here I am, thanking YOU for coming along for the ride!

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what others are saying...

Julia, Auckland, NZ

‘….in all this madness having something bright in my house that brings joy is going to be so amazing.’

Danielle, Whangerei, NZ

‘I don’t want to change anything at all. I love waking up to it everyday heheh… the lighting hits it so good in the morning, it makes me feel happy!’

Michelle, Auckland, NZ

'just beautiful rachel, you really are the master of hidden gems and magical colour combinations!' 
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