365 New Orleans: Rachel R. Wheat Art


365 New Orleans is focused on local artists and businesses. Every single day, for one year, a new person or place will be highlighted. Follow along on Instagram: @365NewOrleans 


Rachel Wheat is a local New Orleans artist that is inspired by everything we are known for.  While she took art in high school and college, she ended up with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Rachel’s dad passed away and she was looking for some happiness. She was able to find a creative outlet by turning back to the art she was once so fond of.

Currently, Rachel is a stay-at-home mom that finds time when the kids are at pre-school to create special pieces of art!



1. Tell me more! 

 I like to paint locally inspired art. Oysters, crabs, and pelicans are very heavy in my rotation. I mainly paint on canvas. My husband is a carpenter so you might catch some of my pieces on wood too! 


2. How long have you been in business? 

Just a few months. After going to Micheal’s and buying too many canvases, I knew I couldn’t keep them all!


3. How do people find you online? 

Facebook and Instagram @rwheatart


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

That I’m here and make and sell art!


5. Lagniappe Info. 

I love to create happiness. If it makes someone smile, then I have accomplished something.

Most of my work is sold through Facebook and my friends and family.


If you would like to snag a piece from Rachel, send an email to RWheat817@gmail.com


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