Hi I'm Rachel, an artist based in san Francisco California. I love to create art that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
I have drawn for as long as I can remember, taking inspiration first from my pet cats and the critters in my own backyard or in natural history books from far-off places.
After completing a degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology, I had the opportunity to work for some great environmental organizations. It was in the California Academy of Science's entomology department, surrounded by insect specimens of a dizzying variety of color and pattern, that my artist roots came alive again. I wanted to share these specimens with people through science communication and art, and I have been creating wildlife illustrations ever since.
All my artworks are inspired by nature and hand-drawn with Prismacolor colored pencils and are full of rich color and detail. They are Giclee printed on 100% cotton fibre, 290 gsm acid-free, conservation grade, Italian-milled fine art paper, and made-to-order to prevent waste.
I try to incorporate conservation into all of my work, and highlight not just the beauty of the subjects I illustrate, but their importance in our interconnected web of life. A percentage of proceeds from all of my artwork is donated monthly to organizations helping to protect the planet, including The Orangutan Project, Amazon Watch, and Wildlife Warriors.
If you have collaboration ideas, or just want to say hi, or talk about bugs or cats (or any other type of animal), please get in touch via my contact page. I would love to hear from you!