With a passion for drawing from an early age Rachel studied Fine Art at Newcastle University specialising in drawing and painting. When homeschooling her dyslexic daughter she trained to be specialist dyslexia teacher and went on to teach literacy to other children. A love of children’s books combined with being inspired by the kids she taught led her to create characters based on these kids and stories. Now a full time illustrator with sketchbooks full of stories she is currently working on bringing her first picture book to life.