Rachel Deacon’s whimsical animal artwork and paintings of confident, attractive women both share the same strong sense of color and design. Originally from London, Deacon often sketches animals at the city’s zoo, striving to express their humor and innocence. Creating simple, fanciful monoprints adored by children and adults, Deacon gives the creatures within comical names. She bases her richly colored figurative works on stories and poems, enhancing each piece with an intriguing subtext. Deacon lives in London, where most of her exhibitions are held.