For me (Andy) this project has been a little unlike any of the others I have worked on in the past in that I already knew the client long before I started making the website. Rachel Smith-Ruffle aka The Wonky Artist broke her neck in a diving accident abroad when she was 23.
Rachel was hit by a freak wave in the Indian Ocean, hit her head on a sandbank and very nearly drowned. She was told that she would never walk again and that she would be forever in a wheelchair. Despite all of that Rachel has learnt to drive again, adapted a home, got married, had a baby, worked and travelled, all from her wheelchair.
After a particularly difficult period Rachels husband encouraged her to take up painting. She initially laughed at the idea but has since gone on to become an accomplished artist with her paintings and commissions selling all over the world. She has amassed a following on Facebook of over 10,000 followers who love to see what she will paint next.