This is a behind the scenes look at full time artist Rachel Austin. Rachel lives and works from her home in Portland and is constantly creating things. Her husband Jon and daughter Adelaide also help with and inspire many projects.  We hope to share things that inspire us to create, about happenings we might know about and stuff we are working on.

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Jana souza Says:

    Hi Rachel and Jon,

    Interior designer here, doing a dental office in San Francisco and the idea of commissioning you to do a few map paintings sounds so good; I will meet with the client next week and see if she has certain places she would like as the background map, I can give you the color schemes and the direction of some of your map work that I am drawn to; can you give me an idea of how you work and how commissioned pieces are priced?

    please feel free to reply to my email at

    thanks and good luck with your baby; we have two under 3 (not twins) and it does change your live in such a glorious way.

    warm regards,


  2. Hi – I think it is so great that you are doing this together. My husband and I are both artists – and hopefully we will get it all together enough one day to live out our dreams as you are!
    I wish you all the best with the birth of your daughter!

    All the best,

  3. colleen Says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Your work is crazy good! I am in Prov.RI checking out the Open Market site for this year and saw your paintings you sold there in 08 and just wanted to say how much I like them. I’m wicked picky, too!!



  4. Chris Fegles Says:

    Hi Rachel, I love your work and just finished reading the Etsy: Storque article! I have just quit my day job and now I’m back to dreaming about making my artwork make a living for me. At 55 you won’t believe all ways I’ve “almost” made it and I’m still pursuing that dream. I’m registered on Etsy, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Thanks for sharing so generously and helping those of us who dream of success such as yours. You are truly blessed to have found your way early in life and what a beautiful little girl you have! I have to share my daughter-in-laws blog site with you since you live in Portland. She is a fabulous photographer and I’m so proud of her! Check out: Blessings to your family, Chris Fegles

  5. Janelle Olivarez Says:

    I’m a designer in Marcom at Fox and love your work. I’m a map fanatic, also poppies or anything red….and camping! I want to keep an eye on you. In a good way :)!

  6. I’m having a moment of weirdness because my middle name used to be Ann until I got married. So my name should be Rachel Ann Austin but its Rachel Posey Austin. I found your site by googling my name, and its so interesting that we have the same name and the same taste in art. I love your paintings and your sweet family. I’m now following your blog and look forward to your posts.

  7. Natasha Says:

    Hi Rachel
    I just received my print in the mail and I love it! I will definitely be back for another one soon. I have splashes of red throughout my home as well as lots of travel momentos so your print fits in perfectly.
    And now you have one of your works in a small Australian city!

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