Rachael Hurd was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her primary skill set is drawing, painting, and sewing, but she also works in tattooing and printmaking.
Rachel began sewing as a young child, watching her mother make her Halloween costumes. She also began drawing at a young age and received formal training in High School. Soon after graduating, she began to apprentice in a tattoo shop in San Francisco where she further developed her style of drawing.
Rachel’s experience in the costuming industry and tattoo industry influences her drawing and painting practices. From her costuming background, she has developed an appreciation for the character development and identity. The amount of detail and precision required in sewing is also carried into her drawing and painting practices. Her history in tattooing triggered her affinity for portraiture as well as instilled a love for conventional symbolism. Some of Rachael’s other influences include 1960’s film, vintage science fiction and comic books, the human body, and exotic animals.
She has participated in the 2012 Fashion Week at El Paseo in Palm Springs, California. Upcoming shows for Rachael include the TrapxArt exhibition at 111 Minna on June 19, 2015.
After graduating from San Francisco State University with her degree in Fine Arts, she plans to continue to work in the costuming industry while also integrating and continuing her drawing and painting practices.