Since graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1991, Rachel Deacon has exhibited extensively in London, the UK and internationally and her distinct style of work has grown enormously in popularity.
Her imagery is derived from a carefully selected narrative, a short story, poem or extract from which she gains inspiration. Her work is not illustrative of that text, but freely interprets it and delights in the re-telling, the sentiment or idea. She explores dimensions, pattern and composition through drawings before presenting her view.
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, and convey a timeless quality.
Through her solo shows she has built up an extensive number of loyal clients. She also works to commission, working for large companies and private clients alike. She currently lives and works in London where the majority of her exhibitions are held.