Rachel Thornton; Artist/Printmaker



Rachel lives and works in the rural North Yorkshire town of High Bentham.  She graduated from a Fine Arts Degree in 2013 where she was awarded with a First. During her studies she exhibited world wide and had work accepted into exhibitions such as the Wrexham International Print Exhibition which toured the UK. She was awarded with the ArtLab Fellowship Award for her degree show, this was well received as it allowed her free access to the universities print studio for a year after graduation. 

Rachel now works with ambitious and experimental printmaking methods to create unique pieces that engage the imagination. Her illustrative style translates seamlessly into print methods. Rachel continuously experiments and expands on the methods and materials she uses. This love for experimentation has brought forth her own unique ways of creating, this in turn allows her to develop a unique style and form. Combining printmaking, painting and wood carving methods to create one off natural artworks. 

Rachel is currently working from a new creative space called  STUDIO 42 where she also occasionally runs printmaking workshops.

Rachel often attends Art and Craft Fairs around the UK and has exhibited in places such New York, Pakistan, Australia, Parallax Art Fair – Chelsea, to local events such as the Lunesdale Trail, and North Yorkshire Open Studios.

Rachel regularly takes on commissioned work from private buyers and galleries. If you're interested in commissioning a wood artwork please feel free to get in touch.


Here is a list of the Galleries Rachel has exhibited in 2017-18


Alex Clarke 

Bluestone Gallery 

Bumblebee Gallery 

Castle Gallery 

Chapel Gallery 

Country Harvest 

Craft Centre & Design Gallery 

Doghouse Gallery 

Dotty Gallery 

Ferrers Gallery 

Found Gallery 

Hawksby’s Gallery 

Iapetus Gallery 

Mackey & Pearson 

Masham Gallery 

Royal Oak Furniture 

Silver St Gallery 

The Lion Gallery 

White Hart Studio