Based in Perth, Western Australia, Rachelle graduated in 2013 with a BFA(Hons) from the University of Western Australia. She works from her studio in Perth's south, and works as an Art Instructor, after teaching drawing for two years at UWA, and with Jacksons Drawing Supplies and H.U.Kendall and Co
Her works span from realistic painting to whimsical illustration. In 2013, Rachelle held her first Solo Exhibition Beauty in the Particular in Perth’s CBD. Rachelle's artistic flair has seen her branch out to many different sectors of the art world. From painting and teaching fine arts to illustration and murals, Rachelle's passion for the visual arts is entwined throughout her creative career and persona.
In 2014, she was the recipient of a scholarship to The Art Academy, South Australia, working under the guidance of Australian artist Robin Eley. Rachelle has created works for multiple profiles of Perth’s community, such as Member of Bateman Matt Taylor, and local band Bedouin Sea. Rachelle has also created works of other influential WA artists such as Jarrad Seng, Pippa McManus and Andrew Frazer.
In March 2016, Rachelle partnered with Inspired Living Foundation (ILF) to run art workshops and mentor members of the Thalangyi Community in Onslow, Pilbara. In the same year, Rachelle also took part in Awesome Art's Remote Community Artist in Residence 2016 program, working with Hedland Senior Highschool. Rachelle has been part in multiple group shows across the city of Perth, and intends to further her practice in Visual Arts to lift the creative culture and bring greater support to the arts community.
At the beginning of this year, Rachelle reunited with Robin Eley and his wife Rachel in Los Angeles as an Artist in Residence, aiding Robin in preparation for his Solo Exhibition The Binary Project, 2017, at Gallery 101 Exhibit in West Hollywood. Rachelle has recently completed private commission work for West Coast Eagles Player Luke Shuey, Australian Swimwear Designer Amore and Sorvete Bridgette Gale, Bachelorette Australia contestant Sasha Mielczarek, and Former Deputy Premier and Current Member for Scarborough Liza Harvey.
Under her tutelage, Rachelle's students have been selected for international programs such as UCLA painting summer schools, and been finalists in the Shaun Tan Young Artist Award 2017.