Originally raised in Colorado Springs at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Rachel relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii at 21 years of age. Embracing the transition between cities, she explored the island and was motivated artistically. Rachel drew inspiration from the vibrant tropical color palettes and the influence of the native Hawaiian and Asian cultures. Eventually, Rachel moved back to the states where she has transitioned her artwork on buildings across the U.S. and Europe.
She primarily paints large scale public art on the streets, as well as indoor private commissions and is currently based in Denver, CO.
For me, art is a personal expression of freedom — it is my creative identity. It is therapeutic and cathartic, and with every painting, there is both the finished product, and the journey that came with creating it. It is story telling, visually, with emotion and can be recited limitlessly.
A lot of influences that come to mind are other street artists and the feminine image. Also, people's passion invigorates my own; their determination and perseverence inspires me to continiously grow. From the vibrancy of nature, to a philosophical discussion, I draw influences from meaningful experiences on a daily basis, which encourages my growth as an artist, as well as a person.
In my free time, I love to play competitive volleyball! I also love mountain biking and music. I am passionate about community health and wellness, so I am very supportive of events and causes that impact mental health, socioeconomics, and equality!