About me, the artist

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I grew up and still live in Central Illinois area. I am follower of Christ, a wife, mother of two amazing kiddos, and always have paint on me! 

Definitely a dog lover and a crazy cat lady through and through. 

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 I have always had a passion and natural gift for art, drawing and painting being my favorite pastimes. It has always been a dream to create a career from my love of art, going from doing art as only a hobby to opening Rachel Musselman Art is a dream come true!

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 I work with a variety of mediums but my favorite and most frequently used is acrylic paint. A lot of love and care goes into every artwork that I make.


"Make it a happiness"


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Rachel Musselman Art

Why Pet Portraits?

what made you start painting pet portraits?

  I started painting memorial stones in 2017. My parents had a cat, who was still quite young that was having severe pains that veterinary help couldn't figure out. The night before he was going to be put down I sat and painted his portrait, through eyes puddled with tears. His portrait is how I will always remember him, sprawled out with his polka dotted tummy in the air. A  week later my cat passed away without any warning. My heart ached and painting helped me get through it.  

Rainbow Pets Portraits

How do you make the Rainbow Pets?

  I started painting memorial stones in 2017. My parents had a cat, who was still quite young that was having severe pains that veterinary help couldn't figure out. The night before he was going to be put down I sat and painted his portrait, through eyes puddled with tears. His portrait is how I will always remember him, sprawled out with his polka dotted tummy in the air. A  week later my cat passed away without any warning. My heart ached and painting helped me get through it.  

Can I get prints of my custom order?

If you order a "My Rainbow Pet" portrait you are purchasing an exclusive original artwork made from a photo of your pet. Images of the resulting artwork will be used as an example. I can make additional prints for you to order (magnets, pillows, canvas boards, ect); the design will not be available for public purchase.