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Rachel Roberts


Rachel is an Australian illustrator, who uses a combination of traditional and digital techniques to create pictures. While she regularly explores different mediums, styles and effects, she always returns to her first loves; pencil drawing and portraits.

Rachel's work is published in books and magazines, and she illustrated the award-winning children’s picture book, Books Don't Need Batteries. Rachel produces work on commission and her larger works on paper have been exhibited in Australia.   

While Rachel is mostly self-taught, she studied drawing techniques at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. She holds a philosophy degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. 

For enquiries, including commissions, please contact Rachel via Instagram 

Rachel Roberts Australian illustrator artist Canberra local woman Australian pencil pusher

Select publications

Womanly magazine, Issue no. 7: S-E-X, Celebrating the Spectrum, online edition (illustrations, 'Eat me' and 'Look at me now').

The Art of Being Dangerous: Exploring Women and Danger through Creative Expression, paperback, published by Leuven University Press (illustration and supporting text).


South of the Sun - Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century, paperback, published by Serenity Press (illustration).

Womanly magazine, Issue no. 5: Stressed Out!, print and online editions (artwork, 'Lost').

Books Don't Need Batteries, print and online children's picturebook by Sonny Evans (illustration, layout and design).

Dangerous Women Project, online initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (illustration and supporting text).

Several Australian book titles, print and online, published by Odyssey Books (book cover illustration).



FACE Unframed open exhibition

Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT


PULP ART group exhibition


METAMORPHOSIS Unframed open exhibition

Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT

Commissions - open

Rachel produces original artwork on commission, including illustration for editorial, marketing, products, picturebooks and special occasions. Her clients range from businesses to not-for-profit groups and individuals. 


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