Rachel was raised in a little weatherboard house alongside four sisters + many animal friends in the Northern suburbs of NSW.
It is likely her inclination for drawing was inherited from her artistic father yet it was Rachel's intuitive mother who embraced her appetite for it. She would routinely leave out piles of butchers paper, pencils + paint for Rachel to express herself with after a school day, cultivating an endless fascination with illustrated stories.
Rachel draws inspiration from these childhood memories + from the natural world, layered characters, and the stories they tell. She believes it is the journey that counts + that even the smallest gestures + creatures can so often have the biggest impact. An empathy to the world that exists in both reality + imagination is what Rachel desires to portray in her work.
She has studied, worked + volunteered in the performing arts, visual arts, arts administration + animal rescue/rehabilitation.
Rachel now resides in an even littler weatherboard house with her clever partner, creative daughter + many animal friends in the Southern Highlands of NSW.