Meet the creator of Red Tractor Designs...
Hello, I'm Rachael Flynn - thanks for visiting the Red Tractor Designs website. I live on a cattle and sheep farm in a locality called Piambong, about 25kms north-west of Mudgee NSW, with my husband Mick, and my 2 boys, James and Paddy, in a weatherboard house full of odd socks.
I've always had an interest in art and creating things. Originally I was a Visual Arts teacher, but left teaching in 1998 to spend more time with my little boys. I painted a few farm pics back in the 90's, and had some images reproduced onto greeting cards for the local markets. Originally known as 'Rachael Flynn Art' I changed my brand to 'Red Tractor Designs' in the year 2001.
Originally, my artwork was depicted scenes of farm life, such as a wheat harvest, shearing, and mustering stock, all painted on board or paper with a fine brush. In recent times, the RTD images are more 'character based', and are created by digital enhancement of original work, which allows me to produce a greater variety of work, and give characters a more 'consistent' look.
From greeting cards, the range has now grown to include notepads, magnets, books, calendars and licensed products such as tea towels and gallery-style stationery.
I love our beautiful Australian birds, drinking loose leaf tea, dogs, fair weather gardening, cooking, music and random podcasts.
The Red Tractor Designs Staff
(A.K.A. The people who make Rachael look good)