Rachel Gillam is a Western Australian artist living in the foothills of Perth, who has always had a strong need to be creative and hence art is just a natural form of expression and a way of life.

Rachel's preferred mediums are acrylics and sometimes incorporating mixed media such as oils, ink, pastel, and collage. Acrylic paint lets her work spontaneously and allows her to create while the inspiration is fresh. She paints intuitively, playing with the movement of paint on the canvas and lets the painting tell her what to do. Rachel's paintings are detailed with colour, layers and space resulting in her interpretation of experiences, emotions and places.

"It is my wish to create and contribute to a space where you the observer, can go elsewhere and allow your mind's eye to form your own reality. My paintings unite what is recognisable not by the identity or title of its subject matter, instead by the emotions and familiar interaction felt in their stories"


Rachel's work is included in private collections in Australia and overseas.


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Ellenbrook Art Award – Winner of the Prime Projects Award fro Mixed media

Finalist in the ODAT New life Art & Photographic Exhibition & Awards

Ellenbrook Open Art Award, Winner of the LWP Award for Painting

Darlington Arts Festival - Overall Winner

Winner of Cervantes Festival of Art (Mixed Media)




NEST.Design Studio Workshops with Rachel Gillam

Discover how to paint with acrylics and explore combing the use of mixed media. Rachel will guide you and give you an informative introduction, to a wide variety of techniques on how to start your own painting with confidence.
Contact Rachel Gillam at rachelart01@gmail.com or NEST. Design Studio at info@nestaustralia.net.au

Current Representation

Gallery Aura, 100 Albany Hwy, Kojonup, Western Australia

Nest. Australian Design Studio, 20 Brook Road, Darlington, Western Australia

Just Add Passion,5375 Richardson Road, Stoneville, Perth WA 6081

Mundaring Hills Open Studios

Rachel is also involved in the Mundaring Hills Open Studios. Every year Rachel and other artists from the Shire of Mundaring open their studios during the last weekend in October to share their work and environment with visitors. This is a rare opportunity to experience the lives of professional artists, gaining insight into their work and methods. For more information go to www.mundaring-hills-open-studios.org.au