Rachael Kay


Hello and welcome!

I am an artist and illustrator based in Worthing on the south coast of England. I grew up in the countryside nestled in the South Downs, and am inspired by nature, plants and the landscape around me. My creative practice is varied and I make fine art paintings, illustrations and mural artworks.


My paintings are generally made using acrylic paints on cradled boards that are ready to hang or can be framed, I also use oils and water based media to produce artwork. My final pieces are made using references of sketches made in the landscape and photographs, with the aim of evoking a feeling of the sense and time of place. In preparation for making the final pieces, I make many preparatory sketches and works on paper before starting the final painting, this is where I can work through ideas about composition, mark making and colour choices. I am not currently accepting commissions for painting work, however if you are interested in viewing or buying one of my paintings, please get in touch here.


I have completed commissioned illustration work for AllthingsIC, the NHS and individual businesses. My illustrations can be completed completely digitally or part-digital/part analogue, depending on your requirements, with the final illustration usually being provided as a digital image, this means that I am not limited to geographical location. I really enjoy the collaborative nature of illustration projects, and working with my clients to produce illustrations that my clients are completely happy with. If you would like to have a conversation about an illustration project please get in touch here.

In addition to commisioned illustrations, I often work on my own personal illustration projects and loves to draw plants and all things botanical, this forms part of my creative practice of regular drawing from life.. I have produced a range of greetings cards which are now available for wholesale orders. If you would like to receive her wholesale catalogue, please contact her via email to request a copy.

Mural work

Rachael has recently been commissioned by a local NHS trust to design and paint a mural in an outside space at one of their hospital sites. If you would be interested in discussing a mural (inside or outside) project please get in touch here.

See Rachael’s latest work below or follow her on Instagram

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