Rae Ritchie started out in the fashion industry, designing women’s and kids’ fashion accessories for major retailers. “It was creative,” she said, “but I most felt alive while creating prints and graphics for those products.” She was always painting on the side, so she decided to focus on fabric design and illustration for greeting cards, stationary, gifts, and apparel. Ritchie lives with her husband and her cat Nomi in Minneapolis, MN. “My watercolor and gouache paintings are created in a sunny little room in my home,” she said. Her work is inspired by the lushness of nature, classic children’s books, and old photographs. For more information, please visit her website.