Rachel Perls

Rachel Perls is a painter and architectural color consultant living in the San Francisco Bay Area. While earning a degree in art from UC Davis, she was fortunate to study under Wayne Thiebaud, soaking up his mastery of color. Her arts career has varied across many disciplines; whether creating edible works of art on high-end cakes, painting decorative finishes and murals, or capturing the personality traits of pets in commissioned portraits, Perls has always maintained a passion for chroma. After completing the accreditation program through the International Association of Color Consultants, Perls established Hue Consulting, an architectural color design business. In 2016, Perls began her painting series of large, hyper-realistic flowers, especially peonies and dahlias. Perls’ painting, “Swirling Dahlia”, was the winning submission selected to be showcased on all marketing and collateral for Artspan’s 2022 San Francisco Open Studios. Her work has been featured in the Robb Report, and hangs in collections across the country. She lives in Oakland with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs.