'Spring Taranaki' captures Mount Taranaki just as the snow is starting to disappear from its peak and when the crisp spring sun flickers an array of orange and pink tones across its cap.
The artist's, Rachel Walker, signature style is clear: loose watercolour splashes intermix with detailed ink portions.
'Spring Taranaki' is a collaboration between the artist and Quirky Fox. After several visits to Taranaki in which the mountain refused to show its face, hiding behind clouds, as it often does, several photos were shared and used as reference. The most usual of these pictures was a vintage hiking map.
This limited edition print is limited to just 25 works across two different sizes, 'Spring Taranaki' is exclusive to Quirky Fox. The unframed print has been signed, titled and numbered by the artist.
Edition Size: 25
Small: 450mm (w) x 360mm (h)
Large: 590mm (w) x 450mm (h)
Napier born artist Rachel Walker (aka Walkerillo) can count living and painting in rural France and London, designing illustrations for the Royal New Zealand ballet, and taking tea in Bilbo Baggin's kitchen among the highlights of her career so far.
Rachel graduated from Massey University in 2008, coming away with a design degree. While her degree leads her into a career in graphic and textile design it wasn't long before long she returned to her childhood love of hand-drawn illustrations.
Currently painting within the theme of animals, extinction and evolution Rachel works mainly in watercolour, ink and stencilled spray paint.