About the Artist

My name is Rachel Kruse and I’m a Kansas City-based artist who specializes in custom pet portraiture.

The ability to permanently capture the spirit of a subject through a variety of mediums is a talent that I take great pride in and strive to improve with every new work that I’m privileged to construct. No single work is the same as any other either in its progress or resolved state, with each new painting or drawing bringing its own challenges and possessing its own individual beauty that I seek to fully realize throughout the work’s progression.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, I was fortunate enough to find my lifelong passions early on in horses and art. Currently my studio practice is based out of the Kansas City area, where I’m very fortunate to have found a great variety of supportive friends and mentors. In 2013, I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting. During my time in school, I discovered the joy in doing commissioned work and feel privileged to be able to continue that practice through all the support I’ve received from my amazing clients.

I’m honored when a client decides to trust me with bringing their children (both four and two-legged) to life on canvas or paper or in a photograph. I try my very hardest to make the creation and completion of every piece as pleasant, easy, and exciting for every client as possible.