Zoë Rayne was born on December 3, 1992 in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She grew up with a deep love of art and nature, inspired by a childhood rich with travel, and surrounded by art from her mother and grandmother who were both artists themselves.
She began her artistic education in 2012 studying visual art at TAFE where she was introduced to oil paints for the first time. She then moved on to study a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from 2013-15 at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia, where she created her first comprehensive body of work, a series of 6 oil paintings depicting various aspects of the archetype of the wounded healer, inspired by her dreams and visions.
Since finishing her bachelor’s degree Zoe has sought to study with various master painters to keep growing her skills. In 2017 she underwent a mischtechnik and oil painting intensive with Aloria Weaver and David Heskin, and two years later traveled to New York to study with Alex and Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in upstate NY.
Through her studies and personal pursuits Zoë has explored a variety of different creative mediums, including creative writing, life drawing, photography, ceramics, and printmaking. She has also had over 10 years of extensive experience as a model for other artists and photographers, which has had a great impact on her art. In 2016 she had her first experience being tied by a rope bondage artist which changed her life and has been one of the main themes of her paintings since.
Zoë has exhibited in the USA and in galleries around Australia. She is now living and painting in Wurundjeri country, in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia.