Rachel Camilleri works intuitively to capture the emotions felt in everyday life. She takes inspiration from what is around her, from music and street art to the architecture found in her home town of Manchester. She plays with the emotional qualities of colour, applying paint freely, with each movement dictating her next step. Art is Rachel's form of therapy, helping her to release and process emotion.
Photographer and Fine Artist Nadia Attura reawakens the memories of her travels to tropical lands in her delicately layered art pieces. She tells a story of the now and the remembered, of dreams and reality, absorbing a place so that it feels like she is still there. Using a variety of mediums from photography, painting to collage, Nadia turns to art to breathe and reconnect.
Sophie Derrick pushes the boundaries of traditional figurative art by becoming the canvas of her own self-portraits. Sophie applies layers of paint as a form of transcendence from herself; becoming something ‘other’ – free from societal labels and roles. Using a variety of mediums such as painting, photography and installation, she pushes herself out to explore a ‘self-less’ state.