Rachel Pennington's work is inspired by an eclectic range of influences, from music to meteorology to medical structures such as DNA.

Her current work is concerned with describing the molecular structure of light and the results have created some extremely beautiful abstract paintings that have an indefinable quality of the infinite.

She is an English Artist who was born in London. She studied on a Foundation in Art & Design at Camberwell College of Art & Design and gained her BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

She has always maintained her studio practice and has contributed to many group exhibitions including shows at The Macintosh Museum, Glasgow, The Beardsmoore Gallery, London, the Millennium Project at the Milton Keynes Gallery and local galleries in South West France.

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She has completed two illustration commissions for John Lewis PLC as well as numerous other illustration commissions and design projects. She is extremely capable of understanding and fulfilling a design brief and working to deadline.

Most recently she has completed two private commissions for large abstract oil paintings, now installed in London and Marrakech. She has travelled widely in the USA, India, Thailand and Europe and has lived in France for the last 10 years.

In the past, she has worked for a variety of Arts organisations including The Open College of the Arts and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Art Awards. She was office administrator to Unclassified Mime, who continue to tour widely in Europe; PA to publisher Paul Hamlyn, and creative assistant at Signature, a specialist gift presentation company. She was the personal assistant to the director of an Anglo-French estate agency for five years and during the last two years has become a full time practising artist.