Rachel Caldwell is a painter and illustrator based in Pennsylvania, USA. The daughter of a realism painter, she grew up sculpting animals out of snow in the freezing mountains of Northern New Hampshire. She earned a B.F.A. in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where her studies included Drawing, Printmaking, and Graphic Design.
Caldwell’s goal is to achieve a visual experience that is beautiful and serene with clean lines and movement, featuring the strange, surreal, or dreamlike. Commingling zombies and butterflies may not be your everyday scenario, but it’s a good example of the way Caldwell oftentimes straddles the dark with the light. She is naturally drawn to the complex line work involved in creating flowing hair, graffiti, or exposed muscles, and hopes the viewer finds a combination of amusement and an appreciation for beauty in her concepts and subject matter.