artwork, Lancashire stories, Photos

Lancashire Stories Launch Event

Get your free copy at any Lancashire, Blackpool or Blackburn library! Lancashire Stories: illustrated by me! Rachel Crawshaw Last night I spoke on a panel for one of the 5 Lancashire Stories launch events. The event I attended was at the beautiful Burnley Library, in the magically decorated children's library. I was on the panel… Continue reading Lancashire Stories Launch Event


My recent paintings and some exciting news!

Hi, just thought I'd share with you today some of my recent artwork! First off we have a triptych of sheep in oils: These paintings were done simultaneously from the same palette, something I had not done before which was quite a challenge but I really like the results. The canvases are all 8 x… Continue reading My recent paintings and some exciting news!

Mixed medium art work, Photos

Paint Garstang 2022

Image taken by Anthony C Yesterday I took part in the first Paint Garstang plein air (out door) painting competition and I am very excited to announce that I won 2nd prize! It was a lovely day, the weather managed to hold up well despite predictions of rain and the people of Garstang were incredibly… Continue reading Paint Garstang 2022

Mixed medium art work, Photos

Painting Padiham 2022

On Saturday 14th May 2022 Professional and amateur artists took part in the Painting Padiham competition. Painting Padiham is a yearly event in which artists create an image of Padiham or its people in one day. Artists start the day with a blank canvas (piece of paper, board or whatever substrate they are using) which… Continue reading Painting Padiham 2022


Creating a mural for Salesbury Church of England primary school using Farrow and Ball Paints

Hi everyone! For the past few weeks I have been working on a really fun project. Salesbury primary school are changing there old staff room into an Arts and Design studio for the children and I offered to paint a mural for them! Luckily I have connections with someone who works for Farrow and Ball… Continue reading Creating a mural for Salesbury Church of England primary school using Farrow and Ball Paints

Lancashire stories, Photos

Artist in residence: All aboard the Furor Scribendi!

I recently got the amazing opportunity to be an artist in residence aboard the incredible research vessel the Furor Scribendi! The boat is part of an amazing project called Small Bells Ring. Small Bells Ring is an artwork created by artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison of Studio Morison: Heather and Ivan of studio Morrison… Continue reading Artist in residence: All aboard the Furor Scribendi!


MMD page a day 08.01.2022

Today's journal entry has a flower fairy vibe. . Not really sure what my fairy is doing…. much like me I suppose! ⁠⁠When it comes to journaling, even if you haven't got a clue what you're doing just have a go anyway! It doesn't have to mean anything in particular, or have a theme or… Continue reading MMD page a day 08.01.2022


MMD Page a day, 7th Jan 2022 PLUS New You Tube video!

07.01.22 One week of 2022 has gone already! Can you believe it?! To calm myself down I've based todays mini journal page on cats in honour of my little furry friend Holly who is a very good companion indeed. There's nothing more relaxing than sitting with a little, warm purring cat on you lap. (when… Continue reading MMD Page a day, 7th Jan 2022 PLUS New You Tube video!


6.01.22 #mmdpageaday⁠

06.01.22 #mmdpageaday⁠⁠Today's journal entry is based on books and reading.Read any good books lately? I'm currently reading "The Dirty South" by John Connolly. If you love crime and the supernatural I can highly recommend the Charlie Parker detective series by John Connolly.⁠⁠Why not create a journal page inspired by a book you love!?⁠ I used… Continue reading 6.01.22 #mmdpageaday⁠