Despite working in two very different mediums, textiles and sculpture, a distinctive illustrative style runs through all of Rachel Sumner’s work. Rachel first began experimenting with textiles whilst studying for a BA Hons. in Fine Art at Maidstone in Kent, using felt making, dyeing and weaving to express her ideas. Being a collector by nature, she is constantly finding fabric to use, from tiny pieces that would otherwise be discarded to vintage remnants. She layers, stitches and embroiders these to create her nautical inspired textile pictures.
The same intuitive technique is used when creating her sculptures. Living in North Devon, she finds the beaches a rich source of inspiration and objects, making use of the jetsam of life washed up on the shores by winter storms. Her sculptures of ships and birds are bursting with character and clever uses of materials- old worn-out paintbrushes become the legs of a flying wading bird, with rusted rivets becoming it’s eyes.
Rachel has exhibited widely across the UK, and her work has been featured in ‘Embroidery’, the Embroiderers Guild magazine, and Devon Life magazine.

3988C Take Off! – Rachel Sumner
3988C Take Off! – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 24cm x 25cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3989C Flying Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
3989C Flying Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 24cm x 18cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3990C First Swallow – Rachel Sumner
3990C First Swallow – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 22cm x 20cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
£70.00 Add to cart
3991C Flirting Dove I- Rachel Sumner
3991C Flirting Dove I- Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 28cm x 19cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
£140.00 Add to cart
3992C Flirting Dove II- Rachel Sumner
3992C Flirting Dove II- Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 28cm x 26cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
£140.00 Add to cart
3993C Mr Pigeon- Rachel Sumner
3993C Mr Pigeon- Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 25cm x 19cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
£140.00 Add to cart
3994C Grey Goosey – Rachel Sumner
3994C Grey Goosey – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 35cm x 39cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3995C Moorhen – Rachel Sumner
3995C Moorhen – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 28cm x 20cm x 2cm [space_20] [space_20]
£60.00 Add to cart
3996C King Crow – Rachel Sumner
3996C King Crow – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 45cm x 20cm x 4.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£200.00 Add to cart
3455C Moonlit Harbour  – Rachel Sumner
3455C Moonlit Harbour – Rachel Sumner
Framed original applique and embroidery [space_20] Image size: 27cm x 27cm Outside frame size: 42.5cm x 42.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£300.00 Add to cart
3440C Grey Pigeon – Rachel Sumner
3440C Grey Pigeon – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 28cm x 23cm 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
£140.00 Add to cart
3442C Bluebird – Rachel Sumner
3442C Bluebird – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 23cm x 18cm x 2cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3446C Young Crow – Rachel Sumner
3446C Young Crow – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 17cm x 37cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
£160.00 Add to cart
3449C Scooter Duck – Rachel Sumner
3449C Scooter Duck – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 42cm x 46cm x 3.5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£150.00 Add to cart
3450C Pepy’s Boat – Rachel Sumner
3450C Pepy’s Boat – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 51cm x 64cm x 8cm [space_20] [space_20]
£320.00 Add to cart
2902C Sitting Hen – Rachel Sumner
2902C Sitting Hen – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 40cm x 29cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
£220.00 Add to cart
2903C The Young Pretender – Rachel Sumner
2903C The Young Pretender – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 55cm x 50cm x 3cm [space_20] [space_20]
£280.00 Add to cart
2905C Tiger Moth – Rachel Sumner
2905C Tiger Moth – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 54cm x 36cm x 5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£290.00 Add to cart
2908C Crane – Rachel Sumner
2908C Crane – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 95cm x 86cm x 5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£350.00 Add to cart
2245C Greater Spotted Cuckoo – Rachel Sumner
2245C Greater Spotted Cuckoo – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) [space_20] Dimensions: 43cm x 47cm x 5cm [space_20] [space_20]
£220.00 Add to cart
2234C Denmark Boat – Rachel Sumner
2234C Denmark Boat – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) [space_20] Dimensions: 50cm x 72cm x 6cm [space_20] [space_20]
£420.00 Add to cart
2246C Young Hawk – Rachel Sumner
2246C Young Hawk – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) [space_20] Dimensions:38cm x 39cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
£185.00 Add to cart
2087C Pheasant Meadow – Rachel Sumner
2087C Pheasant Meadow – Rachel Sumner

Framed original embroidery

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Image size: 25cm x 25cm
Outside frame size: 40cm x 40cm

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£250.00 Add to cart
2091C Birds and Flowers – Rachel Sumner
2091C Birds and Flowers – Rachel Sumner

Framed original embroidery

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Image size: 44cm x 44cm
Outside frame size: 63.5cm x 64cm

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£800.00 Add to cart
3457C Turning the Compost  – Rachel Sumner
3457C Turning the Compost – Rachel Sumner
Framed original applique and embroidery [space_20] Image size: 30cm x 30cm Outside frame size: 45.5cm x 45.5 [space_20] [space_20]
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2899C Pink Speckled Dove – Rachel Sumner
2899C Pink Speckled Dove – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 28cm x 25cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3441C Swallow Swooping – Rachel Sumner
3441C Swallow Swooping – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 21cm x 16cm x 2cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3439C Lovely Pigeon – Rachel Sumner
3439C Lovely Pigeon – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 29cm x 17cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3443C Crested Scraper Bird – Rachel Sumner
3443C Crested Scraper Bird – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 34cm x 14cm x 2cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3456C The Hoopoe – Rachel Sumner
3456C The Hoopoe – Rachel Sumner
Framed original applique and embroidery [space_20]   [space_20] [space_20]
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3447C Blue Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
3447C Blue Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3444C Youngster Gull – Rachel Sumner
3444C Youngster Gull – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 17cm x 20cm x 3 [space_20] [space_20]
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3448C Prancing Bird – Rachel Sumner
3448C Prancing Bird – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 2cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3445C Crow on a Mission – Rachel Sumner
3445C Crow on a Mission – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 48cm x 15cm x 5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3451C Fat Crow – Rachel Sumner
3451C Fat Crow – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 20cm x 39cm x 5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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2907C Great Bustard – Rachel Sumner
2907C Great Bustard – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 81cm x 75cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3452C Robin – Rachel Sumner
3452C Robin – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions:16cm x 17cm x 3cm  [space_20] [space_20]
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2895C 1st Mate Boat – Rachel Sumner
2895C 1st Mate Boat – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) [space_20] Dimensions: 21cm x 28cm x 5cm [space_20] [space_20]
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3454C Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
3454C Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) Dimensions: 25cm x 13cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
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2545C Mr Chips – Rachel Sumner
2545C Mr Chips – Rachel Sumner
Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging) [space_20] Dimensions: 21cm x 24cm x 4cm [space_20] [space_20]
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