Isobel Rayson

Isobel Rayson is an early career artist based in New South Wales, Australia.

Isobel graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University, receiving first class honours in 2014. Since graduating, Isobel has exhibited widely across Australia and participated in residencies in Australia and Canada. In March 2020, Isobel was an artist in residence at Boom Gallery, Geelong.

Isobel draws inspiration from the surroundings of her home and studio in rural New South Wales, paying close attention to the marks and patterns found in this environment. Small details such as the contours of weathered remnant wood or the structure of a single seed pod littered among hundreds fallen from trees above are documented in photographs and sketches. In the studio, Isobel will use these references as a starting point, often abstracting details through size and repetition before translating them onto the woodblock through the process of carving.

Artworks
A Moment of Contemplation by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  177x187mm Sold
An Adjustment by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  125x173mm $165
An Escape by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  142x185mm Sold
Back To You by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  88x181mm $165
Crossroads by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  115x191mm $165
Doubtful by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  125x89mm $165
Enough Is Enough by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  107x183mm Sold
Face To Face by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  126x89mm $165
For The Time Being by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  188x139mm Sold
Getting By by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  132x183mm Sold
I Don’t Know How by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  192x180mm Sold
I Have by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  104x176mm $165
I Was by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  105x182mm $165
Impassable by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  112x185mm Sold
In The Process by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  148x169mm $165
It’ll Be Different This Time by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  160x185mm $165
Lost In Familiar Territory by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  145x195mm $165
Remembering You by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  175x166mm Sold
Seeking A Escape by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  160x192mm Sold
Solace I by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  12x16cm $165
The Familiar, The Unknown by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  185x177mm Sold
Then That’s the Way It Is by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  192x195mm Sold
This Day by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  173x109mm $165
Too Late by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  160x190mm Sold
Unspoken by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  126x90mm $165
Walk Away by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  98x179mm $165
Where Do I Start by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving  124x193mm $165
All I Can Say by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 25x27cm framed Sold
All That I Have by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 102.5x82cm framed Sold
Always The Last To Know by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed $1250
Don’t Let Me Down by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19x38cm framed Sold
First Things First by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
For The Longest Time by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
Holding It Together by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
I Can Finally See by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
I Look Forward To That by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 37x29cm framed Sold
I Was Never Sure What She Meant By That by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 102.5x82cm framed Sold
I Wish You Well by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed $1250
I’ll Be Waiting by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed Sold
I’ll Come Back For You by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 25x27cm framed Sold
I’ll Tell You All About It by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 25x27cm framed Sold
If I Were by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 29x29cm framed Sold
In So Many Ways by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
It’s All Part of The Story by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 27x27cm framed Sold
It’s Just One of Those Things by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed Sold
Out of The Blue by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed Sold
The Places We Left Behind by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framedSold
Then It Suddenly Became Clear by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 32x27cm framed Sold
You’ll Know Where To Find Me by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed Sold
Lose You by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving, paint 19x19cmSold
All the Right Reasons by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, woodblock carving 15.5x12cmSold
Eventually by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, woodblock carving 16x14cmSold
Half Full by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 13x11cmSold
I Am by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 27x15.4cmSold
It’s Started by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 13.5x14cmSold
Let It Go by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 12x12.5cmSold
Out of Bounds by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 10x24cmSold
Reminds Me by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 14x10cmSold
Sundown by Isobel Raysonorganic shape, wood carving 15x12cmSold
A Maker’s Lens (3) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
A Maker’s Lens (6) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
A Maker’s Lens (7) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframed$280
A Makers Lens (2) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
A Makers Lens (4) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframed$280
Falling by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframed$280
Clouds So Low by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 8.3x15cmSold
Didn’t Know It by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 12.6x13.4cmSold
Alone by Isobel Raysoncarved wood 9x8cm Sold
Back To It by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 9x17.7cmSold
Always Everytime by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 14.7 x 14.2cmSold
Change is Coming by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 10.7x11.3cmSold
Daily Rituals by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 14x9.5cmSold
From Where I Left Off (Blue) by Isobel Raysoncarved wood 39.5x39.5cm unframedSold
From Where I Left Off (White) by Isobel Raysonwoodcarving 39.5x39.5cm unframed$550
I’ll Go by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 11x10.4cmSold
Leave It Alone by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 12.3x7.4cmSold
It’s The Right Thing by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 10.5x16.5cmSold
Scatter by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 16.1x8.6cmSold
One Small Break by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 8.7x9cmSold
See You There by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 13.9x11.5cmSold
Intervals Throughout September (24) by Isobel Raysoncarved wood, paint 20x20cm unframedSold
Intervals Throughout September (4) by Isobel Raysoncarved wood, paint 20x20cm unframed$165
Into The Abyss by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
On the Hour Series (6) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 29.5x29.5cm unframedSold
On the Hour Series (7) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 29.5x29.5cm unframedSold
Tell Me Now by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
The Next Part by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
Wait by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
Taken by Isobel Raysoncarved wood 60x60cm unframed
A Maker’s Lens (1) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
A Maker’s Lens (8) by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19.6x19.6cm unframedSold
Alabaster Trunks by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 17x11cmSold
If You Won’t by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 17 x 19.5cmSold
Sitting, Waiting by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 10.7 x 12.8cmSold
Slim Chances by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 16.8x14.7cmSold
Something in Common by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 16.5x12.8cmSold
Leaving on a Sunday by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 11.5x11.5cmSold
Lost on the Trail by Isobel Raysoncarved and hammered wood 13x12.5cmSold
Under a Cloud by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 9x9.8cmSold