When Vancouver Artist Rae Maté heard The Lord's Prayer recited in first grade, she believed that the phrase, "Our Father who 'art' in Heaven" referred to the Creator indulging His passion for drawing and painting! Since graduating from art school in 1968 Rae continues to create and show her paintings from her two home studios.
She also hand makes and sells her ever-popular art cards in local stores and craft markets. For over 15 years Rae has been teaching art classes for preschoolers and their parents at Vancouver Children's Arts Umbrella.
Rae also has illustrated 3 exciting picture books for children: CROCODILES SAY… 2005 and CROCODILES PLAY! 2008 by Robert Heidbreder, and PUSSYCAT PUSSYCAT, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Dan Bar-el, published May 1, 2011.
She and her husband Gabor have three grown up children. They live in Vancouver, but the summer time and for short stays throughout the year Rae makes "art in Heaven" on beautiful Hornby Island B.C.