Rachel Coad

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Rachel Coad has a  figurative painting practice that spans 20 years. Well known as a figurative painter, she was awarded the $50,000black swan prize for portraiture in 2016. Figuration offers a vehicle for Coad to delve into existentialism, and the engagement of viewer to subject is key to the success of her work. Her monumental-scaled work is characterised by a limited palette and subtle tonal shifts.