Rachel Ke ala o ka pua melia* Smith

Rachel Smith lives in Sacramento, California and travels all over the state doing art, performing, and absorbing lots of books on tape. Rachel received a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration at the California College in 2010. She is the illustrator of several published books, and numerous poster and flyer designs. Most of her time is spent underwater at the Dive Bar, where she performs weekly as the Head Mermaid. Her hobbies include making tiny books featuring rather cynical animals, building historical costumes, being a professional hula dancer and brushing her hair.

You may also hire Rachel as a Mermaid Performer at mermaidandmom.com

Check out the Mermaid Convention Rachel is helping to host at californiamermaidcon.com

*"The fragrance of the plumeria flower" 


California College of Art

BA in Illustration, 2010

Oakland School for the Arts

Graduated with an Emphasis in Fine Art and Theater Design, 2006


Extraordinarily Quotidian

Klein Gallery, CA

Group Show - 2015


The Good Hop, CA

Solo Show - 2014

Star 82 Review

Jered's Pottery, CA

Group Show - 2014

Illustrator, Painter, Artist

Little Relics, CA

Solo Show  - 2013

As Simple As, Flowers and Faces

Union Hall Gallery, CA

Duo Show - 2012

Selected Clients

The Dive Bar  

2011 - Current

Poster, Flyer and Social Media Illustration and Design

Na Mamo No'eau

2008 - Current

Poster, Flyer and Web Illustration and Design

3L Publishing

2011 - 2016

Children's Book Illustration, Cover Art Illustration - Mannuel's Murals, The Bear Who Wanted to Fly, Passenger from Greece

Christina Ivazes


Children's Book Illustration - Grannypants Anthology

Mermaids Magazine


Spot Illustration

Angela Heiss


Children's Book Illustration - Fat Wally



Water Bottle Illustration

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 @rachelsmithillustration on Facebook and Instragram