Where I am
Mount Pleasant Utah USA
Tell us a little about you, what is your background & where do you come from?
I am from Heber city Utah USA. I came from a family of artists and one of my favorite things was to watch my dad sketch.
I have always had a passion for horses. I would find any reason or excuses to be in the pen with them.
When did you first start drawing?
I starting drawings as a little girl 4 or 5 is the first time I remember being proud of something I had drawn, and that desire to create has stuck with me ever since.
You draw more than just horses, what’s your overall favorite subject?
While horses are my favorite, I do enjoy other animals. Big cats would definitely qualify as one of my favorites.
Your work could be described as the future of art, utilizing a variety of techniques to achieve the final result. What is your favorite medium and why?
My favorite medium is the digital paint. There is a large diversity you can achieve with it, I can have oil’s, to pastels, to sketches, all in one place.
And the ability to not worry about messing up, because it is easily fixable, and does not compromise the painting is a huge bonus to me.
Who are your main artistic influences?
My dad was the first to introduce me to art he was always sketching something. Today though I look to a realisom look that is also touching on the serial. The artists who I think achieve this would be Jason Morgan, his willingness to share his techniques have been a huge asset to me.
Do you (or did you) have an animal that is the muse behind your work?
The horse as always has been, and still is my muse.
The grace and power and yet gentle nature of the animal are a great inspiration to me.
Do you have any secret rituals you do to help you get in the zone for your art?
Yes, I warm up my hands, they get very cold which makes painting hard. So yes, I rub my hands vigorously every time I start.
Is there a particular place that brings you inspiration?
Being out trail riding or hiking. Nature has always been a inspiration to me.
What effect do you think the Internet will have on art of the future?
It will, I believe open up art to a larger amount of people than it would have otherwise As well as creating a higher caliber of artists.
There are so many places that you can find to help with your techniques, as well as to find inspiration from other artists.
How has it affected yours?
Defiantly technique. I have been able to ask how someone did something and they are usually pretty good about trying to explain it.
Which one is your personal favorite piece?
The lion eyes, I love to do eyes. I truly believe that you can see a soul in them and I try very hard to create that. Which is what I believe I did well in the Lion eyes.
Would you ever sell it?
Probably I have copies. Which is a another benefit to digital art.
What else are you passionate about?
My family, they are a huge support and inspiration to me. My husband has always been there for me encouraging me to be better and reach a higher plane.
Teaching my children the value of the simplest things. From the beauty of the flowers, to the joy of a ride in the woods.
Working on anything new?
I am working on people. It is something I find difficult, and a challenge which I try and do every now and again to stretch my self as an artist.
More to Come
Thanks to Rachael for answering the interview and sharing more about her unique work. Be sure to check out her portfolio periodically for updates about her latest works.