Rachel has always considered herself an artist, but didn't actually
believe she could make a living at it until she was over 40. She wanted
to feel that she was contributing something to the world using her
God-given talents. So she quit her corporate job and went back to
school to expand on the art extension classes she had taken throughout
her life. She studied traditional skills in life drawing and even sold
watercolor paintings through galleries in Berkeley, California and
Several years ago she updated her traditional skills with
computer skills using software products such as Adobe Illustrator and
Photoshop, and began an illustration internship with Letters and Arts.
Now she enjoys using these programs on a daily basis to develop many
different illustrations in a wide variety of styles. In 2005, she
accepted an offer to leave Berkeley and move to Ashland, Oregon where
Letters and Arts has its headquarters. She also loves to sing, participating in a number of choirs throughout her community.