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Rebecca Styles

Rebecca Styles
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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.
Education

2000-2001 Bradford
College ND Foundation Art studies

2001-2002 Falmouth
College BA Fine Art

2002-2005 Somerset
College HND Theatrical and Media Make-up

Exhibitions
Please see my dedicated 2022 exhibitions page for a full list of this years planned dates and venues
2022 An Talla Solais , On the Street - Flow Ullapool
2022 Broadway Festival Mystery Masters Auction , Cotswolds England
2021 Hulabhaig Open winter show Uig Western Isles
2021 Society of Scottish Artists 30 x30 exhibition RSA Edinburgh
2021 Jetty Gallery , Oban - winter exhibition -mixed
2021 Little Buckland gallery, Cotswolds - Littoral- mixed
2021 Coast Gallery , Dunbar - Changing tides -mixed
2021 Broadway arts festival finalist exhibition
2021 An talla solias members exhibtion 2021
2021 Moy Mackay gallery Peebles - until sunrise - mixed
2020 Hulabaigh re-imagined Uig Summer exhibition
2020 Paisley Art Institute Annual exhibition
2020 Aberdeen Arts society Annual exhibition
2020 Creative Flow Edinburgh , Nature is you
2020 Talla na Mara , Harris , Island just giving
2017 goth , Picfair exhibition , Whitby North Yorkshire
2016 Procession Stroud Center for Art and Science Glouc - mixed exhibition
Memberships
Elected Artist member of Paisley Art Institute
Associate member of Visual Arts scotland
Artist member of SSA
Artist member An Talla Solais
Awards and Prizes
2021 Creative Scotland Open fund award for Individuals
2021 VACMA award Scotland
2019 OHYESS
start-up grant awarded by Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

2019 Accepted onto
An Lanntair professional Arts mentoring programme


Press
Sidmouth Herald
Stornoway gazzete
https://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/people/artist-rebecca-styles-finding-lewis-inspirational-tour-islands-2981133
Stroud News and
Journal

Devon Life
magazine

Bernera news
Crescendo
  • Rebecca Styles
  • Crescendo
  • Oil
Passage
  • Rebecca Styles
  • Passage
  • Oil
Stormy , Turbulent , Wild
  • Rebecca Styles
  • Stormy , Turbulent , Wild
  • Oil
Momentum
  • Rebecca Styles
  • Momentum
  • Oil
Febuary Freeze
  • Rebecca Styles
  • Febuary Freeze
  • Oil
Sky dance
  • Rebecca Styles
  • Sky dance
  • Oil

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