Rachel Campbell’s delightful, enigmatic and highly imaginative paintings evoke a world of plants and animals that appear to be happily confined within the boundaries of their own contented universe. Add a vivid sense of design that instantly captures the eye and you have paintings that project immense appeal. She was born in Stamford and grew up in Ireland where, as a child, she was surrounded by gardens and animals, helped by the fact her mother was a keen gardener. But it was her three months in India that fired her imagination, in particular for Mughal miniatures with their rich earth colors and bold designs. This influence remains the bedrock of much of her work.