Becky Thorley-Fox

Becky was born in Cheshire in 1987. After graduating with a degree in Creative Arts she moved to West Wales in 2010. Working with an outdoor easel and pochade box, all of Becky's work happens outside. Becky loves the challenge and the excitement of working direct from life and the freshness and spontaneity it can bring. She is drawn to capturing both wildlife and the landscape and loves the challenges and painting opportunities that the changing light and weather conditions can bring.

In 2014 and 2015 Becky carried out two separate long term artist residencies at RSPB Ynys Hir reserve. The reserve is situated along side the Dyfi estuary at the foothills of Snowdonia National Park and is one of her favourite local places to paint. In 2015 Becky painted a large mural for Ynys Hir, which is hung in the RSPB visitor centre entrance.

In 2015 Becky won the John Busby Seabird Drawing Bursary which enabled her to attend the Seabird drawing week led by artists Darren Woodhead, John Threlfall, Kitti Jones and Greg Poole. The course is based in East Lothian with trips to local world renowned seabird colonies- Bass Rock, Fidra island and St Abbs.

Becky held a large solo exhibition at Moma Gallery in 2016- 'Estuary to Ocean, Painting the Edge'. She exhibited at NEWA (National Exhibition of Wildlife Art) in 2016. Becky has exhibited at the SWLA annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries London several times. In 2017 Becky was invited by the Bardsey Island Trust to carry out an artist residency on the Island which can be read about here in her blog.

Becky's work is currently available online and in the following galleries: Galeri Betws Y Coed, Oriel Aberaeron and Plas Glyn Y Weddw.