Interiors | Paintings by Rachel Milne
A messy house won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it certainly gets this painter’s inspiration flowing.
Described as a “very slow Instagram”, Rachel’s oils make the ordinary shine. They capture a still moment in the chaos of our messy, busy, private, everyday spaces. The light, as it moves through the space, is the filter – High and hot around lunchtime, softer in the late afternoons.
I have always loved artists who celebrate the everyday. If one can see beauty and inspiration in all that is ordinary, then they ought to be the luckiest. They don’t need to search high and low for it, they don’t need to push mountains or walk a hundred miles. They just tilt their heads, squint their eyes and look right at it.
I envy the subjects’ experience of stepping out of the chaos for a moment and seeing it through Rachel’s eyes, only to step right back into it as soon as the door closes. Rachel, you are welcome at my place any day. Bring your brushes, we’ll provide the chaos !