Aboveground Art Supplies Scholarship
2017" Homework", Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rachel Vermeer is a Canadian illustrator based in Toronto. She is currently enrolled at OCAD University studying Illustration.
Rachel uses a variety of traditional media and painting techniques to produce strikingly detailed illustrations and specializes in editorial and book illustration.
She originates from Grimsby, Ontario. When she is not found making artwork she cultivates a wide variety of interests including singing, record collecting, and hiking in the woods. Her parents own greenhouses, and so she grew up with a curiosity and love for flowers and plant life that now influences much of her work. This love of nature informs a lot of her work in acrylics, watercolours and oils. Rachel is also inspired by old photographs from the 1800s-1900s, and uses them as reference for much of her personal work. Her process begins with pencil drawings that are transferred to canvas, paper or board for the final painting.
she considers herself neither, “A cat or dog person.”