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 mostly work with traditional media like watercolor and acrylic in addition to digital media like Photoshop and Illustrator. I make patterns for surface design applications as well as illustrations.

Currently available for custom projects. Email me:

Galleries & Exhibitions

A Day by the Lake (mixed media, 12×12×12, 2021), The Portals with the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Art Shanty Projects, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 15 2022 – February 6 2022

Sharing a Meal (acrylic, 6×9, 2021), Philando Castile Community Peace Garden Art Auction, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 26 2021 – December 24 2021

Mother Nature (watercolor, 9×12, 2019), Foot in the Door 5, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 20 2020 – January 21 2021

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


After the Storm (watercolor & ink, 9×12, 2021), Bait/Switch, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, October 2021

Cover art (digital, 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

Get in touch

I'm currently available to work on custom projects. If you have a need for an illustrator, I'd love to hear more!

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