Rachel Busch was born in North London. She completed a years foundation at Middlesex Polytechnic in the 1980s, which led to studying Illustration at Maidstone College of Art. After graduating she became a freelance illustrator. Her work was gently humorous so it was ideal for the 'dry' copy of many editorial and educational publications. Her clients have included various organisations including The Department of Health; The London Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Books and many more.
After twenty five years of freelancing, Rachel decided to enrol in a course in Printmaking at The Curwen Print Study Centre near Cambridge. While living in Essex she found The Fry Gallery in Saffron Walden and discovered the work of the 'Artists of Great Bardfield', in particular Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Sheila Robinson. Using their inspiration, her work has naturally progressed to being more of a Printmaker but still using the drawing skill of an Illustrator.
Rachel now lives and works, producing completely hand 'rubbed' and printed editions, in her home studio in West London.