Rachael Levine, the daughter of writer and poet Norman Levine, was born in Brighton, Sussex in 1957 and came to live with her family in St Ives in 1959. After her school years, she lived in various parts of England, before acquiring her first studio in St Ives in 1985. In 1989 Rachael moved into her current studio in the Penwith Gallery complex, and has shown her work in mixed shows in local galleries throughout. Over the years she has experimented with various styles and mediums. Between 1995 and 2001, she had four solo shows of work at the Plumbline Gallery, St Ives. She also exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance.
Earlier her work was noted for its naive figurative shapes and brilliant colour ways. In 1997 she decided to return to her original-voice style, first established at the age of 14, which is to explore complex synaesthesic images both in colour and black and white. A large selection of these works were exhibited in the NAG exhibition entitled 'Obsession' in 2001. Her complex weaving of lines and colour are relatively small and intense in nature, deriving from long walks and the inspiration received from the natural world in all its tangle and undergrowth.