Rachel Albano is an abstract painter from Elora, Ontario. She holds a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Guelph. Her painting is an intuitive process; multiple layers are covered and revealed until they culminate in a cohesive piece that testifies to this process. Her work has a sense of the artist’s presence through gestural marks and sometimes a heavy scraping back of layers. The use of palette knives creates a sense of rawness and roughness- a loss of control that invites an element of chance into the work.