WATCH: Tenby-born artist Rachel Rasmussen is looking forward to staging her first ever solo exhibition in Tenby, starting on Friday.

Daughter to Christine and Peter Brown, Rachel’s inspiration started at school. She invites her old art teachers from Ysgol Greenhill and St Teilos, and any others who knew her growing up as a child, to the exhibition, on display at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery from May 3 to June 16.

Rachel said: “I visited the museum many times as a child; overlooked the best beach I played on every summer growing up. We’d run from school straight to the beach and if it started raining we’d either run to the Dennis cafe or take a trip to the museum. 

“It’s so nice to finally hold a special exhibition in such a special place. That’s why it’s called ‘Tenby Treasures, Nostalgic Brushstrokes’.”

‘Tenby Treasures: Nostalgic Brushstrokes’ will mark Rachel’s first solo exhibition in her home town of Tenby.

Rachel’s work is a reflection of what she loves most about nature. Painting seascapes and landscapes, capturing dramatic skies, evocative reflections with attention to detail. Recently, painting pebbles has become a trademark of hers.

Rachel, who was born and brought up in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, became a self-taught artist at an early age. Drawing from the beauty on her doorstep, Rachel loves to paint the South Wales coastline. She hopes to create a feeling of nostalgia for those who view her work.

Rachel now resides in Cardiff, with her husband and four children. As well as being a full-time mother, she chases spare time painting, teaching classes and exhibiting her work. She took part in the Channel 5 series Watercolour Challenge. Last Christmas she returned to Tenby to hold two paint-along sessions, one for adults and one for the whole family.

You can meet Rachel and talk about her work at the preview evening, May 11, 6-7pm.