French-Lebanese artist Rachel Koleilat was born with a pencil in her hand. Her father, himself an artist, used to create sculptures and paintings for public buildings and private commands. Born in Beirut, she grew up in France before deciding to settle down in Lebanon and begin her career as a painter. Drawn quite early to mixed media art, her pieces combine paint, fiber collage, pearls and vintage toys that she finds in flee markets and niche boutiques. Rachel’s universe is voluntarily colorful. Her art celebrates a fantasy world, a place that speaks to our inner child, a place full of dreams and joy.