Rachel Williams is half English and half Welsh. She went to art school and majored in painting and is now inspired by the English, old things in general, musty smells mixed with lavender, memories and dreams, Beatrix Potter, Agatha Christie, and Northern Renaissance painting, and last but not least, trees.
Penny Dreadful is just another street urchin in Victorian London. Until one day she poses for a famous painter (name witheld) and tells him about her strange dreams. Inspired by them he creates a series of paintings based on Penny and her imagination. He of course becomes more famous, but what becomes of her?