Rae began her career as a graphic designer in Sydney, developing an eye for composition and design. She eventually returned to New Zealand and moved toward fine art, following in the footsteps of her grandmother, whom she had watched painting and creating. Rae experimented with resin and inks and quickly developed a distinctive style. Rae's works pulse with the kinetic freedom of fluidity and light. Rae uses multiple veils of pigment, resin, and ink, which blend and react against each other creating beautiful forms and textures. The results are spontaneous, subconscious, and sensual.