Rachel Dein makes plaster casts of plants and flowers. These botanical castings reflect her desire to capture the ephemeral. They track the progress of the seasons, marking the plants at the moment when they are most alive. The plants tell a story of a fleeting moment of glory before they fade away and die, their texture, pattern and delicacy, rendered rich in the plaster casting.
After studying Fine Art at Middlesex University she worked as a propmaker.
Rachel began exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014. She was artist-in-residence for the National Trust’s Hidcote Manor Gardens 2018-19. Commissions include: Raymond Blanc’s restaurant Jardin Blanc, Huishan Zhang’s Mayfair boutique, Hide restaurant in Piccadilly, and for Lord and Lady Northampton’s hotel, the Falcon Castle Ashby. Rachel’s private commissions are held in collections around the world.