Hi, I'm Rachel!
Ever since I was little I’ve always preferred hands-on activities (painting, cooking, dancing) over sitting. I even got my one and only detention for doodling smiley faces in my science book; so I wasn’t really surprised when I decided to pursue a creative career.
After receiving my BFA in Communication Design from Southern Illinois University, I set off to pursue a career as a professional designer and brand manager. I worked in Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN and was constantly inspired by the charm and character these cities held.
While I was very happy with my career, an overwhelming urge to travel consumed me daily, and I thought if not now, when? I quit my job, sublet my apartment, fit everything I owned in my mini cooper, and spent a year traveling and freelancing. I grew more in that year than I could have ever imagined to, and that feeling inspires my work daily.
One thing that has always been a constant passion of mine, whether it be traveling, painting, having dinner with friends, meeting new people, what have you - is the feeling of connection. My paintings are a product of my adventurous and feminine style - inspired by travel, music, social interaction, and surprising color combinations. My goal with each piece is to connect with others and to communicate joy and energy.
Thank you for being here!
PS: I now live in Chicago and I also have the best dog ever named LEO!