Rae West began her career as a graphic designer based in Sydney, developing an eye for composition and design. Rae eventually returned to New Zealand and moved toward fine art, following in the footsteps of her grandmother who she had watched as a child painting and creating. Rae experimented with resin and inks and quickly developed a distinct style.
Her works pulse with the kinetic freedom of fluidity and light.
She uses multiple veils of pigment, resin and ink, which blend and react against each other creating beautiful forms and textures. The end results are spontaneous, subconscious, and sensual.
She is based just outside Napier, in a sea-side village called Haumoana where visitors are always welcome.