Rachel MacFarlane

Fool's Paradise 2017/2016
River Rock in Twilight 
60 x 48 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017 
Rachel MacFarlane

River Rock in Twilight 

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017 

River Rock in Twilight 

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017 

Tonic of the Wildness 
84 x 72 inches 
Oil on Canvas
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Tonic of the Wildness 

84 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas

2017

Tonic of the Wildness 

84 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas

2017

Wild Fruits
60 x 48 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Wild Fruits

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Wild Fruits

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Desert Flowers
40 x 30 inches 
Oil on Linen
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Desert Flowers

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

Desert Flowers

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

Lion's Teeth
30 x 40 inches 
Oil on Linen
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Lion's Teeth

30 x 40 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

Lion's Teeth

30 x 40 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

Double Take at Bluffers Park
 60 x 48 inches
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Double Take at Bluffers Park

 60 x 48 inches

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Double Take at Bluffers Park

 60 x 48 inches

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Biophilia 
40 x 30 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Biophilia 

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Biophilia 

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Bluffing 
60 x 48 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Bluffing 

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Bluffing 

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

In the Weeds 
20 x 16 inches g
Oil on Linen
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

In the Weeds 

20 x 16 inches g

Oil on Linen

2016

In the Weeds 

20 x 16 inches g

Oil on Linen

2016

In the Foliage 
40 x 30 inches 
Oil on Linen 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

In the Foliage 

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Linen 

2016

In the Foliage 

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Linen 

2016

Ceiling in the Woods 
20 x 16 inches 
Oil on Linen
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Ceiling in the Woods 

20 x 16 inches 

Oil on Linen

2016

Ceiling in the Woods 

20 x 16 inches 

Oil on Linen

2016

Tides 
30 x 40 Inches 
Canvas on Wood Panel
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Tides 

30 x 40 Inches 

Canvas on Wood Panel

2016

Tides 

30 x 40 Inches 

Canvas on Wood Panel

2016

Touchable 
20 x 16 Inches 
Oil on Linen 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Touchable 

20 x 16 Inches 

Oil on Linen 

2016

Touchable 

20 x 16 Inches 

Oil on Linen 

2016

Bluffing 2 
60 x 72  inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Bluffing 2 

60 x 72  inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Bluffing 2 

60 x 72  inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Cherry Blossoms at the Bluffs 
48 x 48 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Cherry Blossoms at the Bluffs 

48 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Cherry Blossoms at the Bluffs 

48 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Glacier Visions After Doris McCarthy 
72 x 60 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Glacier Visions After Doris McCarthy 

72 x 60 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Glacier Visions After Doris McCarthy 

72 x 60 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Breaking Through 
​33 x 23 Inches 
Oil on Canvas ​
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Breaking Through
33 x 23 Inches 

Oil on Canvas

2017

Breaking Through
33 x 23 Inches 

Oil on Canvas

2017

Desert Garden
72 x 60 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Desert Garden

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Desert Garden

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

​Laying in the Garden 
48 x 72 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Laying in the Garden 

48 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Laying in the Garden 

48 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Where the Ferns Speak, By Nottawasaga Bluffs
60 x 72 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Where the Ferns Speak, By Nottawasaga Bluffs

60 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Where the Ferns Speak, By Nottawasaga Bluffs

60 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

​Coral Scene
24 x 20 inches 
Oil on Linen
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Coral Scene

24 x 20 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

Coral Scene

24 x 20 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

​Garden Puzzle 
24 x 20 inches 
Oil on Linen
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Garden Puzzle 

24 x 20 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017


Garden Puzzle 

24 x 20 inches 

Oil on Linen

2017


Case Woodlot 
40 x 30 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017​
Rachel MacFarlane

Case Woodlot 

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Case Woodlot 

40 x 30 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Night Forest 
20 x 16 Inches 
Oil on Linen
2017​
Rachel MacFarlane

Night Forest 

20 x 16 Inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

Night Forest 

20 x 16 Inches 

Oil on Linen

2017

In the Thick of It 
20 x 16 inches 
Oil on Linen 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

In the Thick of It 

20 x 16 inches 

Oil on Linen 

2016

In the Thick of It 

20 x 16 inches 

Oil on Linen 

2016

Night Swimmers 
60 x 48 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Night Swimmers 

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Night Swimmers 

60 x 48 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Paper Flowers
23 x 34 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2017
Rachel MacFarlane

Paper Flowers

23 x 34 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Paper Flowers

23 x 34 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2017

Fool's Paradise

This work is still in progress. The name Fool's Paradise comes from Doris McCarthy's studio and home in Scarborough Ontario. I spent 3 months there during the fall of 2016. These works will culminate in an exhibition at Nicholas Metivier Gallery in early 2018. After being away from Canada for quite some time but spending my summers in Banff Alberta, I realized how impactful the landscape has been for not only my personal histories but also in the way I think about space in painting. I was born in Scarborough Ontario and quickly moved to a small town where our house backed on to a large forest. It was in this rugged space that I learned how to explore the world, through building forts, and making imaginary games among it's paths, flora and fauna. Always fascinated with the paradox between the artificial and the natural, the tangible and the illusionistic, these works continue to explore these polarities while investigating a subject that is deeply rooted in my personal background.

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