Meet the Artist

I love to create and feel that it is all of our duty to do so while we are here. My work is constantly evolving as I do. Lately I have been working and exploring many mediums, which has further enhanced my knowledge of art on many levels. I feel that every new material I use,  yields a greater knowledge in understanding and creating a successful body of art. I would love to tell you what my favorite medium is  and what I would like to leave as an impression of my artistic abilities, but that answer has yet to unfold itself to me, if it ever will. I can say that currently I love exploring and creating images from Mythology and nature. I tend to be very detailed in my artwork and spend countless hours on fine tuning each piece no matter what medium I do it in. I love color and a more stylized approach in creating movement through line within most of my pieces. If you have a vision and would like me to create it, you will not be disappointed. As far as what I inspire to accomplish in the art world; I feel you need to do what you love and have an inner passion for and in the end you will have accomplished all that you sent out to do.


Rachel Santel Original Encaustic Wax Painting Blown Away
"Blown Away" Original Encaustic Painting$225
A Blue, Rose” original pastel painting for sale by rachel santel
"A Blue, Rose" Pastel Painting$195
Aphrodite, Goddess of Passion original painting for sale by rachel santel
"Aphrodite, Goddess of Passion" Oil Painting$7,500


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Wine & Painting Parties

Wine and painting parties are very popular in St. Louis. Rachel often holds wine and painting parties, called “Party with an Arty” at personal residences,  Soulard Art Market, or Fox & Hound, Chesterfield. View Rachel’s original paintings created special for wine and painting parties and the work of all of the participants!


Located in St. Charles, The Foundry Art Centre mission is to connect people with arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, and education. Rachel often holds workshops where she teaches different painting techniques, and instructs many Canvases and Cocktails events, a guided art-making experience.


Conveniently located at the corner of 12th and Russell, across from McGurks Pub, Soulard Art Market  & Contemporary Gallery (SAM) features monthly exhibitions in our main gallery that showcase a rotating selection of the St. Louis area’s most talented artists. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public, (unless otherwise noted) and most artwork is offered for sale. Rachel maintains a personal display space as well as helps coordinates the exhibitions.


Rachel attends a number of art shows and other events where she sets up booths to display her art and often does demonstrations. She also has art on display at the Butterfly House in Faust Park.


Mannequins on The Loop is an Annual Event sponsored by Figure 8 Designs. Designers and Artists team up with local businesses on The loop to adorn a mannequin using recyclable materials.

Rachel teamed up with Vintage Vinyl in the 2015 Mannequins on The Loop Content.