A native of Chester County, Rachel Altschuler developed a love for nature at an early age. Growing up in such bucolic surroundings provided not only a haven, but eventual inspiration for her art. Rachel is best known for her whimsical and sometimes mysterious paintings of birds that challenge the traditions of portraiture, and question the ethereal beliefs that connect humans and animals. Often painted at large scale, Rachel pays close attention to detail in the eyes, while simultaneously utilizing bold color and purposeful brushstrokes. Her ability to create such powerful human connections to her work has garnered her attention on a global level. Rachel’s work has been selected for multiple national and international juried exhibitions, and displayed in public and private collections around the world. She has been published in many prestigious publications, most recently being featured in the December, January, and February editions of British Vogue Magazine. In addition, Rachel is also passionate about philanthropy. Over the summer her work was selected to be shown in “Birds for Sofia”, an international exhibition and benefit that raised 2 million dollars to save the life of a terminally ill baby girl. The theme of the show inspired by the sentiment of Anne Lamott’s book, “Bird by Bird”, and the idea of tackling an insurmountable problem one step (one bird) at a time.