Having come to Gig Harbor from Southern California - 15 years ago- Ms Rau is a community oriented artist, donating much of her work to non-profit fund raising within Pierce County. This effort has been seen community wide in the form of Posters and other event media including the Tacoma Chair Affair for the Furniture Bank.
With a base in Water Color and Fiber Arts, Ms Rau has become known for her unusual approach to mixed media products. Using cloth, metal, fibers, hand made paper and more, her work is designed to be unusual and one of a kind.
Ms Rau enjoys sharing her techniques and often sponsors in studio,hands on experiences.