About Rachel Talbot

Rachel Talbot born in Staffordshire in 1980, and still enjoys living in the beautiful Peak District. Brought up in artistic surroundings, it is no wonder that Rachel aspired to a career in the arts. She began her training in all disciplines of art, but soon realised that sculpture was her first love. After studying for three years specialising in classical figurative sculpture, Rachel has continued to hone her craft, developing into a highly talented and inventive artist.

Rachel's sculpture has many influences. She is a great admirer of children's illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Beatrix Potter and like them, her attention to detail is evident in the meticulous pieces she creates. Rachel's love of literature, ranging from Grimm's fairy tales, to Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens is evident in the subject matter of her work,informing and inspiring it.

Her work is full of merriment and charm, yet Rachel’s pieces celebrate an extensive range of emotions, born of close observation of the human experience. The figures are uniquely modern with their vibrant patinas, yet beautifully classic, nostalgic and timeless all at once, not to mention the distinct thread of English humour running throughout her body of work.

Her passion for literature since childhood has given Rachel an intriguing sense of make believe. “In my artistic journey through life I have every intention of indulging my imagination and like Peter Pan I strive never to grow up!”.