Rebecca grew up in Yorkshire where she attended Bradford College of Art before embarking on a Fine Art Degree at Falmouth College Cornwall. The wild Atlantic coastline of childhood holidays on the Isle Arran along with a mixture of memories of the rugged and un-spoilt North Yorkshire moors paved the way to her love of the un-tamed landscape.
Rebecca now works from her home studio on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides where the islands unique geology and dramatic vistas are a constant source of inspiration. Her paintings evoke a sense of the elemental and energetic whilst capturing the essence of human nature in it’s raw and poetic state , She says of her practice ..
‘My art practice has evolved to become a series of painted love letters between my emotional state and my surroundings. Constantly adapting and evolving.The landscape endlessly braves the onslaught. Surviving and sustaining in order to renew. Nothing wasted , just re-invented.
The delicate balance between vulnerability and strength, inspires my working. My engagement with paint is born of an emotional response to a situation, a memory , a place or time .I choose to represent this by placing us as viewers within the wilderness of the natural landscape. '
My work speaks of the visual appeal of an honest , natural aesthetic and encourages us to re-think our dependance on the high paced and habitual convenience of the modern synthetic .
Rebecca's work is exhibited widely in galleries across the Uk. She is the recipient of a Vacma award and Creative Scotland artist bursury for her work involving local raw pigments and traditional paint making