Rachael is a 48-year-old woman who has lived in Johnson County since 2001. Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her 20's, Rachael has managed the ups and downs that accompany her mental illness. Throughout her life, Rachael has turned to art for a sense of self and purpose. All of the artworks displayed here are her original paintings. "I am most creative and productive during times of hypo-mania. Ideas for paintings seem endless during these energetic times. In addition, I complete several paintings with the extra energy I have." The majority of her artwork is acrylic paints on canvas. Prints of these can be purchased (see our contact page).