A B O U T
Hi there! I’m Rachel. I am a full-time artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. My work is inspired by my love of animals and travel- two of my favorite things. All of the pieces are made to be mixed and matched, and are created to inject life and personality into a room.
I was raised on a farm in rural Central Missouri, and hail from a long line of creative women. My mother, a watercolor artist, began teaching me the fundamentals at a very young age. My Grandmother, a Folk Painter, taught me color theory and equally as important, her dairy farmer’s wife work ethic. Along with undergrad work at the University of Missouri, I also received training in Contemporary Realist Portraiture at Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, PA and have participated in various artist residencies, including a month long painting residency in New Delhi, India.
I received my first break into the art and design world, when I collaborated with Studio Collective Design in 2015 to create over 200 pieces of original art for The Landsby hotel in Solvang, CA (thelandsby.com) I am fortunate to have met collectors from all over the world, and my work lives in collections in London, Paris, Denmark, Dubai, and Japan. Some of my most notable collectors include Hilary Duff, Mr. Brainwash, Stephen Baldwin, and Julia Roberts. In 2017 I collaborated with Fabricut and S. Harris to create a wallpaper collection, which is available to the interior design trade (sharris.com) Beyond painting wall art, I have also experimented with other creative collaborations and my most recent product line with StudiOh can be found in Barnes and Noble, Papyrus, and Francescas.
Exploring new places and foreign lands is the air that fans the flame of my inspiration. In addition to capturing the local flora and fauna of the area, I am also heavily inspired by the color palettes, landscape, and patterns and explore these within my abstract collections.
Using watercolor, pigment inks and charcoal, I strive to capture the spirit of each place I visit with simple gestures and minimal strokes. There is a sense of whimsy and playfulness in my work.. undoubtedly because I have so much fun creating each and every piece.