Rachel Parker is a self taught artist who works mainly in watercolors. As a child, she was raised going to art lessons and watching her mother paint. She has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil, and began painting in 2000.
Her motivation for creating is to capture what may otherwise go unnoticed, to reveal the beauty in simple moments and animals. Making an image come alive on the paper is her inspiration. Rachel has sold her work nationally and internationally through www.rachelsstudio.com and has completed over one hundred commissions. She paints at night and during weekends and works full time as a school social worker.
Rachel has participated in both years of our Art Book Project. "Slumber" is featured on page 28 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. “I have had many friends and family affected by cancer, so this is an issue near and dear to my heart. I hope my participation in this project will help raise awareness and money for those affected.” - Rachel