Rachael uses cymatics (sound made visible) to make art. She is amongst the first in the world to create a technique to ‘fix’ or solidify cymatics patterns onto plate glass and wooden art panels. She creates abstract pieces with a cosmic theme that fuse scientific method and concepts of spiritual energy by using sound from digital tone generators, the human voice, and other musical instruments to make patterns of the natural sonic universe visible. Linton values improvisation and intuitive painting, which allows an aspect of the unconscious and numinous, states of consciousness, the infinite, and forces of nature, to enter her work. She has drawn on her training in verre eglomise (glass gilding) and restoration gilding techniques to build a method for solidifying cymatics, using fine art pigments, genuine gold powders, and precious metal leaf on her paintings to bounce light around the room. The paintings are something to meditate on, to spend time with and so see if they transport you to another realm of consciousness.
These paintings are especially suited to rooms where wellbeing, therapy, and meditation are a focus, the precious metals and ‘mandala-like’ images bring a clear, focused, and energised frequency into the space.
Linton crafts these radiant and resonant paintings with a steady hand and precise eye for detail.
Inspired by japanese brushwork, traditional raised gesso lacquerware, and chinoiserie mural design, she has practiced these techniques to incorporate traditional methods into her own free and abstract style. In her early years she studied medieval history and illuminated manuscripts which gave her an appreciation for fine traditional craftsmanship, while further training in the traditional techniques of gilding, verre eglomise (gilding on glass), and furniture restoration taught her how to create artworks that will last the test of time. Her pieces are both cosmic and otherworldly while at other times incorporate detailed flora and fauna. She paints with gold and other precious metal leaves, gold dust, as well as genuine metal leaf patinas, powders, oil paint, handmade glazes, varnishes, lacquers and more. She paints on glass for the luxury feel and wood panel. Every stroke of the brush reveals a little bit of mystery.