Hi I'm Rachel. I'm an artist and entomologist living in San Francisco, California.

My art is colorful, whimsical, and full of fascination for the natural world. I am inspired by the unique wildlife of California as well as plants and animals from far-off places.


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why draw insects??

Insects feature prominently in my art! I work in the entomology department at the California Academy of Sciences and have fallen in love with the patterns, colors, and details that can be found on even the smallest insects. They are universes in miniature. Some insects are familiar - monarch butterflies, honeybees, and ladybugs - but there are millions more species on the planet. More than one person could know in a lifetime. One of my biggest joys is discovering them for myself and sharing them with others.

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mini animal paintings

Ridiculous renditions of animals big & small. These mini paintings are the perfect size for any space and a great way to brighten anyone's mood!

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