Rachel took drawing and watercolor classes in college, but put art aside to pursue a career in accounting and finance. At the age of 38, after the birth of her daughter, Rachel once again delved into painting, this time with oils. She immediately fell in love with it and soon realized she wanted to make a career of it. Rachel now paints full-time out of her home studio. She paints and lives in Mt. Hood, Oregon, with her husband, John, and two small children, Ella and Evan.