Rachel Ann Hartshorn



My Story

I create for the sake of sanity.

In my adult life I have been searching for balance and health. This is something I seek in areas of my emotional, physical and psychological health, as well as in the work I create. I believe the subconscious holds much power and guidance, and I often try to tap into my intuition. I look for balance in color, shape, design, and movement.

I believe that creating a sense of harmony within my work also creates a sense of peace within my spirit. I prefer to explore through collage, drawing, and embroidery studies. I hope to reflect and inspire viewers just as I am constantly inspired by nature, time, life and it’s balance.

I received my BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2011 and currently reside in Chicago, IL.


“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman


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Chicago, IL


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