When Rachel was a child, her parents gave her a set of Lisa Frank art supplies, and it changed her life forever.  She continued drawing and illustrating and wrote her first book at the age of ten, a thrilling story of two run away dogs. She made a B+ but the pictures were amazing. In addition to painting, Rachel has taught art for 9 years as both a public school teacher and private art instructor.  She has worked with students ranging from five to eighteen years old.  Currently,  Rachel spends her time with her sweet family, painting and living the dream.