Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doggie Street Festival!

Come see my booth at the Doggie Street Festival this Sunday (7/31/11) by the harbor in downtown San Diego!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rachel's Animal Art Goes on the Road

My booth at the Escondido Humane Society Bazaar last Sunday.

I have finally moved onto the next level--taking my art on the road. Last weekend, I had a booth at the Escondido Humane Society, my debut.

Next Sunday, I will be at the House Rabbit Society for "Bunny Spa Day" from 12-4 pm. Location: 4805 Mercury Street, Suite C, Kearny Mesa (Corner of Mercury & Ronson Road).

Please stop by and say hello!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Many Faces of Shelter Dogs

I've been working on sketches and paintings of the shelter dogs I walk lately ( Enjoy!
"Pound Puppy"


"Emmy Profile"



Sunny Sketch
"Miss Blue"

"Miss Blue" Sketch



Stray Boxer N681



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bunny Love

"Bunny Love" copyright 2003

Story: My bunnies, Taz (left) and Babs (right), took 6 months to bond. After returning from a trip, Babs and Taz became instantly inseparable. After that, they moved in together and spent many happy years cuddling, playing, and grooming each other. Taz is shown here graciously licking Babs, which she often demanded of him.

About the Artist

Rachel's innate love for animals is apparent in her paintings. Always sketching the horses she rode as a child, she began experimenting with watercolor and watercolor pencil in college. She has painted her whole life, inspired by the many different animals she tended while volunteering. Currently, she volunteers at the San Diego Animal Shelter and also donates proceeds to local groups. Adept in painting a diverse array animals, including birds, horses, rabbits, dogs, and cats, she can create an artistic, lifelike painting of your pet, immortalizing his memory.

See below for more info.
10% of all proceeds go to FOCAS.


For more information about my services, please contact me:
Rachel Richards

Step 1:
Submit a high-quality photo of your pet. Don't have a photo? No problem. I also am adept in digital photography. If you live in the San Diego area, I you may opt to contract me for a "photo shoot".
Step 2:
Decide on painting size. Options are 8"x10" ($150), 11"x14" ($200), 16"x20" ($250), and 24"x28" ($450). This includes matting and frame.
Step 3:
Contact me at the e-mail above. We will discuss a quote and timeline. Usually, you can expect 2-3 weeks for an 11"x14" painting. 50% deposit is due at onset of contract. Cash, check (upon bank approval), money order, or PayPal is accepted.

  • Media is a mix of pencil, watercolor, and watercolor pencil.
  • You can track the progress of your painting by viewing sketches along the way (via e-mail).
  • 10% of the proceeds are donated to Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS), a non-profit, volunteer organization that finds homes for dogs in three San Diego animal shelters.


Notecards are Avalable Too!
  • 4"x6" notecards on high-quality cardstock paper are also available.
  • Please visit my Gallery. View samples in the "Notecards" section. Or click on Notecards. E-mail me with your selection(s) and quanitity.
  • Set of 5 (same image) $15.
  • Set of 6 (3 different images) $20.
  • Set of 10 (2 different images) $25.
  • Custom options are also available. Please inquiry for estimate.