British artist Rachel Deacon brings her strong sense of color and design to both her whimsical animal artwork and her paintings of confident, attractive women. Often sketching at the London Zoo, Deacon strives to capture the humor and virtue of animals. She produces simple, delightful monoprints that appeal to both children and adults, and gives each of her creatures a comical name. Deacon’s figurative work is based on a story or poem that enriches each piece with an underlying narrative, emphasized by bold lines and rich colors. Deacon lives in London, where most of her exhibitions are held.