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I am Rachel Parker, a self taught artist. I come from a family of artists; my mother is a award-winning portraitist and my father is an award-winning photographer, so art must be in my genes!
I tell people that I began my art career as a used car salesman. While in grad school for social work, I was trying to find a way to make extra money without getting a 'real' job (yuck, who wants one of those???). So I started calling people in the newspaper selling cars or jewelry and offered to list their items on eBay for a fee. I sold a few cars and Rolexes, but it was a lot of work for very little money and even less fun.
I've always loved to draw and paint, but never took myself seriously as an artist. Hmmmm, what could I sell on eBay that would be FUN? One night, I decided to put a little painting on eBay for $1 and see what happened. It got bid up to something like $30 and I was hooked; I didn't sleep at all that night, I was so excited. That was over fifteen years ago, and I still love sharing my online art studio with the world.
Through my art, I've met people all over the globe, from Switzerland to China to my own home town. Because of my art I've visited new friends in Costa Rica and Switzerland, and met tons of people online. I've sold my work to people in Australia, Japan, France and many other places around the globe.
I hope my art brings you as much joy as it gives me in creating it.
Be sure to friend me at www.facebook.com/rachelsstudiodotcom in order to follow all my art adventures.