I was born Raquel Amaral to Angela and Lorenzo Amaral. I was raised in Richmond, California with my three sisters and three brothers by a single mother. I enjoyed being a child, dancing and playing outside. I was never inside the house. I didn’t learn how to cook or clean. I was too busy being a child. I graduated from high school in 1976, and have always found myself working in offices throughout my career. I have attended several college courses in accounting, but did not graduate. Currently, I have a 9 to 5 job in an accounting department for an investment company.
My husband and I will be celebrating our 34th yr of marriage. We have two sons and no grand children. We have lived in Concord, CA since 1981.
I recently (like this week Feb 6th, 2017) signed a year lease to rent space for my Studio/Art Gallery in Concord, CA. I’m embarking on a new adventure and I’m excited about it. I will combine my Art, your Art, jewelry, creations. I hope you will enjoy it.
On December 31, 2018 I closed my Art Gallery. I am currently creating jewelry in my 3rd bedroom, Bead room.