Rachel is a graduate of Goddard College, VT with a focus on Art & Healing, she also has a Master's from Prescott College in Art Therapy. In addition to this she has studied art at Richmond College in Florance, Italy. Rachel loves to paint the desert landscape plein air using bright colors, she also enjoys painting human figures and meditative quality of stained glass crafting and beading jewelry with stones that hold healing qualities. She also works through the medium of art and healing with artists in the community promoting original vision and cultural understanding. Rachel often creates her art from visions and dreams. She believes that: 'Art is not merely an extra 'addition,' but a necessity for human survival.' Much of Rachel's artwork seeks to reconcile a perceived loss of connection that humans have with the natural world. These paintings and artworks are prayers for healing the disconnect and guiding us to our true center, as beings who strive to sustain beauty, peace, understanding and balance within our world.