"Artists are more important than ever to give others a temporary escape from the pandemic."
Describe yourself as a maker/artist/creative
I'm an artist and creative writer living in Ellicott City, MD. I believe that autism gives me a unique perspective that I capture in my watercolor paintings. My goal is that my paintings bring happiness to those who view them.
What are you currently working on?
I'm currently working on a painting of cherry blossoms, and I'm also writing a children's fantasy story that includes my paintings as illustrations.
Has your work shifted in response to the pandemic? How?
My work hasn't really changed in response to the pandemic. However, I'm displaying more of my work in the hope that it can help others to feel better, if only for a little while.
In your opinion, what role does the creative process play in helping us confront our “new” reality?
The creative process has always been an outlet for me to focus on a positive experience. I really enjoy painting, and I hope that others do too.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Artists are more important than ever to give others a temporary escape from the pandemic.
See more of Rachel's work here.