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.

1919C Large Green Woodpecker – Rachel Sumner
1919C Large Green Woodpecker – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 53cm x 24cm x 4cm
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£240.00 Add to cart
1920C Blackbird – Rachel Sumner
1920C Blackbird – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 25cm x 17cm x 2.5cm
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£80.00 Add to cart
1921C Hoopoe II – Rachel Sumner
1921C Hoopoe II – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 45cm x 23cm x 2.5cm
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1922C Seagull on Patrol – Rachel Sumner
1922C Seagull on Patrol – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 20cm x 23cm x 3.5cm
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1923C Starling on the Wing – Rachel Sumner
1923C Starling on the Wing – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 22cm x 26cm x 2.5cm
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£80.00 Add to cart
1924C Green Tool Bird – Rachel Sumner
1924C Green Tool Bird – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 25cm x 30cm x 4cm
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£95.00 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
2089C Moonlight Migration – Rachel Sumner
2089C Moonlight Migration – Rachel Sumner

Framed original embroidery

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Image size: 47.5cm x 36cm
Outside frame size: 68cm x 56cm

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2090C Sheep and Shelter – Rachel Sumner
2090C Sheep and Shelter – Rachel Sumner

Framed original embroidery

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Image size: 47.5cm x 47.5cm
Outside frame size: 68cm x 68cm

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£950.00 Add to cart
2092C Dancing Starling – Rachel Sumner
2092C Dancing Starling – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 23cm x 19cm x 3cm
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£80.00 Add to cart
2093C Flying Squab – Rachel Sumner
2093C Flying Squab – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 32cm x 21cm x 3cm
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£140.00 Add to cart
2094C Rook – Rachel Sumner
2094C Rook – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions:29cm x 23cm x 3cm
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£190.00 Add to cart
2095C Grandfather Rook – Rachel Sumner
2095C Grandfather Rook – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 25cm x 43cm x 3cm
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£240.00 Add to cart
2096C Horatio – Rachel Sumner
2096C Horatio – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 48cm x 50cm x 3cm
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£280.00 Add to cart
2097C Harriet – Rachel Sumner
2097C Harriet – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 47cm x 38cm x 3cm
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£240.00 Add to cart
1597C Cigne Noir Trawler – Rachel Sumner
1597C Cigne Noir Trawler – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 65cm x 75cm x 7cm
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£450.00 Add to cart
1339C Pigeon on the Wing – Rachel Sumner
1339C Pigeon on the Wing – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 24cm x 18cm x 5cm
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£140.00 Add to cart
1566C Head in the Clouds – Rachel Sumner
1566C Head in the Clouds – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 55cm x 65cm x 4cm
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£260.00 Add to cart
1564C Green Trawler – Rachel Sumner
1564C Green Trawler – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 61cm x 45cm x 6cm
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1599C Paintbrush and Paddle Bird – Rachel Sumner
1599C Paintbrush and Paddle Bird – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 98cm x 72cm x 5cm
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£290.00 Add to cart
1342C Puffin – Rachel Sumner
1342C Puffin – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 39cm x 28cm x 5cm
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£140.00 Add to cart
1345C Long Legs  – Rachel Sumner
1345C Long Legs – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 40cm x 26cm x 6cm
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£220.00 Add to cart
1348C Roller – Rachel Sumner
1348C Roller – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 18cm x 23cm x 3cm
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£80.00 Add to cart
1568C Pink Pigeon – Rachel Sumner
1568C Pink Pigeon – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 28cm x 18cm x 3cm
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1561C London Boat – Rachel Sumner
1561C London Boat – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 55cm x 33cm x 4cm
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1567C Mr Chips – Rachel Sumner
1567C Mr Chips – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 21cm x 21cm x 3cm
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1562C Blackbird I – Rachel Sumner
1562C Blackbird I – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 14cm x 16cm x 3cm
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1563C Blackbird II – Rachel Sumner
1563C Blackbird II – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 25cm x 14cm x 3cm
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1565C Green Woodpecker – Rachel Sumner
1565C Green Woodpecker – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 50cm x 16cm x 3cm
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1598C Red and White Boat – Rachel Sumner
1598C Red and White Boat – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood and mixed media sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 49cm x 80cm x 10cm
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1338C Dove Piebald – Rachel Sumner
1338C Dove Piebald – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 26cm x 25cm x 5cm
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1344C Looking For Worms – Rachel Sumner
1344C Looking For Worms – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 24cm x 12 x 3cm
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1337C Moorhen – Rachel Sumner
1337C Moorhen – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 29cm x 18cm x 2cm
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1349C Black Headed Gull – Rachel Sumner
1349C Black Headed Gull – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 18cm x 20cm x 5cm
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1340C Hoopoe – Rachel Sumner
1340C Hoopoe – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 68cm x 13cm x 3cm
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1347C The Suitor – Rachel Sumner
1347C The Suitor – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 16cm x 23cm x 3cm
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1346C Boat – Rachel Sumner
1346C Boat – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 71cm x 74cm x 5cm
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1341C Kingfisher – Rachel Sumner
1341C Kingfisher – Rachel Sumner

Painted driftwood sculpture (Includes fixture for wall hanging)

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Dimensions: 20cm x 7cm x 3cm
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