Rachel has been doing commissioned portraits for many years, of both individuals and groups.
She is well-known for her paintings and drawings from life, showing people absorbed in what
they are doing and looking like themselves. Musicians playing have been a recurrent theme
in her work, but she is as interested in drawing someone learning to knit as a printmaker
working on an engraving. People from the very youngest to the very oldest are all of interest
to Rachel.
Apart from portraits, Rachel has always been interested in making still life pictures and painting
places that mean something to her.
Another important aspect of her work throughout her life has been painting and drawing
from her imagination.