Rachel Wold is an abstract artist based in Seattle, Washington. She grew up drawing, painting, and exploring the Pacific Northwest and finds solace and inspiration in nature. Although prolific early in life, Rachel fell out of a creative lifestyle in her mid-twenties after pursuing degrees and a career in science.
She works in ocean science at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab and has led research cruises throughout Washington waters. Ideas for artworks would occasionally surface but she didn’t know where to start.
After suffering first a miscarriage, then postpartum depression after her second was born, she picked up an old sketchbook in search of emotional relief. Putting pen to paper again after a decade hiatus reignited her creative passion. She now makes time for her art practice around her fulfilling work and raising two small children.