Rachel Stribbling is a wildlife and pet portrait artist specializing in highly detailed, realistic animal paintings using oil on canvas. She was born in Preston, in the North West of England, in 1985. Rachel has always loved and been interested in animals, she appreciates nature and strives to capture the soul and character of each animal she paints. She began painting using traditional oil paints on canvas in 2006. It was around this time that she was also working as a fashion model, but she quit the modelling industry a couple of years later to allow herself to fully concentrate on her career as an artist. Over the years she refined and honed her technique, always aspiring to capture the detail with great accuracy. In 2015, Rachel emigrated from England to a small village in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria, surrounded by stunning scenery which is teeming with wildlife.