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Rachel Deacon

Artist Statement

“My imagery is derived from a carefully selected narrative, a short story, poem or extract from which I gain inspiration. The work is not illustrative of the text, but freely interprets it and delights in the re-telling, the sentiment or idea. I explore dimensions, pattern and composition through drawings before presenting my view.”


Since graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1991, Rachel has exhibited extensively in London, the UK and internationally. Her distinct style of work has grown enormously in popularity and she is published by the Art Group and CCA Galleries who both distribute her work worldwide. Her ‘women’ are self assured and provocative and often convey an inner strength suggested within the text. Naturally, through her inspiration, her paintings have a sense of narrative within them and are thoughtful or seductive, with quiet dignity and a timeless quality. Through her yearly solo shows she has built up an extensive number of loyal clients.  She also works on commission for large companies and private patrons.  

Rachel lives and works in London where the majority of her exhibitions are held.