Rachel is an accomplished artist and mother of two girls, who has been painting for more than 40 years. While painting was always a passion, it became a vocation when she left her management career in the technology industry behind in 2002 to pursue art full time. Although she began faux finishing for herself, friends and family in the early 1990′s, as a natural extension of her art she expanded to murals and hand-painted furniture in 2002, and created her mural and decorative painting business, Moonline Arts.
In 2013, Rachel teamed up with her friend, glass artist JaYing Wang, and opened Artistic Home Studio & Boutique in their home of Alameda, CA - a retail store and art studio with a mission to help people tap into their own creativity, and help them make their homes artistic! Rachel has since taught furniture painting, decorative painting and canvas painting to many students of all ages in the San Francisco Bay Area, loving every minute of it!
Rachel has an intuitive understanding of how color and paint can enhance a space in your living or working environment. She stays current on the latest products, tools and techniques as an active member of the International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL). She enjoys working with clients to bring their vision to life, and looks forward to passing along her extensive knowledge of decorative and furniture painting through Paint It Forward Team Building.
Mychelle is a 4th generation native Californian and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Her love for recycling old pieces of furniture came from her desire to save them from landfill and help others learn how to recreate pieces passed down from their families.
She worked at Levi’s Strauss & Company for over 17 years where she worked in Manufacturing and Community Affairs. She had the opportunity to connect hundreds of employees all over the United States with non-profit organizations to make a difference in their communities.
She has taught at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and at San Mateo Community College. She specializes in funology and thrives on creating an exciting learning environment. She loves to teach her students how to transform furniture into one of a kind pieces of art.
She started her company MY Furniture Creations in 2014 where she has transformed hundreds of pieces of furniture for resell and
for clients. She has over 20 years experience working with customers and teaching. She has a B.A. degree in Management and Marketing and her Masters degree in Organizational Management