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Rachel Clark

As a professional painter Rachel Clark has established a reputation as an abstract artist, a portrait painter and printmaker. Her CV includes the prestigious John Moore's and Pacesetters exhibitions, the National Portrait Gallery's acclaimed BP Portrait Awards, the Printmaker's Council Student Award and her selection for the 2009 Clifford Chance Award.

Rachel Clark has worked as a professional artist since graduating in 1976 with a First Class Honours Degree (Painting and Printmaking) from West Surrey College of Art and Design. She has an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts. Her time is divided between her work as a practising artist and running her life painting and drawing school in London. "Abstract painting is a way for me of connecting the inner and outer world. My work as a portrait painter is in fact the same but with more obvious emphasis on the outer."