Rachel Szalay closely connects with the natural, human and psychological environment through her artistic practice as an actress and, in the last decade, as a fine artist. She completed a degree in Visual Art before successfully auditioning for NIDA and starting her acting career.
In the last few years she has contributed to a number of exhibitions and has had solo shows in Sydney, Victoria and the Blue Mountains. Examples of her art are published in books, “ Artist’s Observed “ by Carole Hampshire and “ Luminous Colour “ by Linda Hibbs. Her commissioned work extends to private and commercial collections in Australia and overseas.
Szalays’ creations combine traditional materials, their cultural history with her deep sensual and psychological response to the mythic Blue Mountains landscape but also to the small town human communities inhabiting it.