Fantastic new project in progress -' ALCHEMY ' , a collaborative exhibition of paint , poetry and place

Exhibition Aug 20th - Sept 17th 2022 

This unique collaboration between artist Rebecca Styles and poet Heather Mackay Young brings “paint, poetry and place” together in the extraordinary location of Uig’s semi-derelict Baile na Cille Church on the Isle of Lewis. 

Rebecca Styles’ series of large-scale paintings have been created onsite at Baile na Cille Church over several weeks, in the company of Scottish poet Heather Mackay Young, whose writings respond to the immediate environment and artwork being created there. With the decaying beauty of the ancient church in mind, the generations that have worshiped there over the centuries, and the relentless and unforgiving seasonality of the Western Isles, the work of both these artists reflects the circularity of all things - of life, death and rebirth - 

Go to our dedicated information page for preview and exhibition opening times HERE

Finding Lewis solo show at Talla Na Mara 1st Nov 2022 - 28th Feb 2023

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The pigments are under the muller and i'm busy creating artworks inspired by the wilderness island of Lewis. Over the past three years I have slowly learnt to acclimatise , body mind and spirit , to accept the lifestyle changes and embrace the bitter sweet realities of island life .

After a successful exhibition of work re- telling the stories of being surrounded by the wild and tremulous  Atlantic I am now drawn strongly down to the earth , to the rocks and to connecting my feet to the  memories buried below. The energy of the island at the edge of Europe is seeping through into my bones , I have called for it , waited for it , to root to connect and it's begun. I am going back to ground , to drawing with crushed rock , to dance burnt embers across the page and allow my fingers to memorise the shapes that make Lewis unique . 

 2022 solo show at  Grinneabhat gallery space , Isle of Lewis .

 .The beautiful, brute reality of nature untamed in this part of the world, the majesty of the rolling ocean, its powerful winds, and all the forces of nature creating an environment in constant flux are expressed with an intent on defining and sharing the “shock, terror, grace, push and pull that moved me so forcefully when I made these paintings”. 

Huge thanks to all who came to view the exhibition and a warm welcome to my new collectors 

take me to view the collection bigger than us  


Poetry inspired by the works in the Bigger than us collection by island poet Heather Mackay Young

Click the link  to hear a 'Bigger than us 'LISTEN HERE