Art has always been Rachel's first true love. This was a love and appreciation that was fostered in her heart early on by her father, Charlie Busler. He used to teach her about the great painters of our era such as Walter Anderson, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Robert Motherwell. Their excursions to New Orleans and Magazine Street opened even more avenues for her perception of art. Art became an image of soul, nature and self.
She has shown professionally at Lucas Road Gallery in Meridian (past 4 years) and at Circa in Jackson for the past year. Her recent accomplishments include being selected for the MS Bi-State Art Exhibit (2007 and 2009) and having a show at Lucas Road Gallery in November 2007, 2008 and October 2011 (Father/Daughter show). She was selected by Portico Magazine as one of the Top 10 Emerging Artists of Jackson. And she was also featured in a group show at the Meridian Museum of Art in October of 2009. Rachel has also been selected to donate work for events such as Art for Heart (featured artist), Route 66 Art Auction, Meridian Symphony Fundraiser, Bright Lights Belhaven Nights (mural designer) and Hearts Against AIDS. Rachel was the featured artist at this year's Belhaven event.
Rachel lives with her husband and children in the Belhaven area of Jackson, MS. They are members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in downtown. When she is not taking care of the kids or being creative, Rachel enjoys spending time with friends/family, running, hiking, traveling and gardening.