About Me

Hi, I’m Rachelle Skinner. I live in the Minneapolis area and have been making art all my life. I have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and that background has helped to refine my illustration and pattern design work. I have a particular fondness for making cute designs, but I don’t like to limit my art in any way. If it inspires me, I’ll paint it! I start my work mostly with traditional media like watercolor and acrylic paint and then finish with Photoshop and Illustrator. I make patterns for surface design applications as well as illustrations.

Currently available for custom projects. Contact me: info@rachelleskinner.com


Galleries & Exhibitions

Mother Nature (watercolor painting, 9×12, 2019), Foot in the Door 5, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 20 – January 21 2020

Figures (set of figure drawings in graphite, 9×11, 2017), POC and Indigenous Figure Drawing Artists Exhibition, Electric Machete Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 2017


Cover art (digital illustration, 8×11, 2011), Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Fall Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 2011

Illustration (digital, 8×11, 2010), Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Fall Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010

Illustrations (watercolor, mixed media, 8×8, 2009) Stories for Children Magazine, Story illustrations for “Can You Leave Me Out?” and “A Present For Jessie,” 2009

Honors & Awards

Illustration Mentorship Award, Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2010