My Mother's Hands: A solo presentation by Rachel Hope Peary
"Subtle textures and a medley of arcs and smudges also lend a level of detail or complexity of form comparable to the fine nuances and blemishes of human skin, or to the gradations of tone found in the kinds of representational paintings that aim at verisimilitude. These qualities give the eye something to get into, and savour, without being overtly engineered effects. There is a sense of give and take between, on the one hand, the discipline and intuition of the artist, and on the other, the infinite and irrepressible potential of materials to act upon each other and upon the artist."
- Dr Ed Hanfling from the essay Rachel Hope Peary: Painter