Born in Cheshire, Becky moved to the west coast of Wales in 2010, where she finds a constant source of inspiration in the rugged landscape.


Becky is a ‘plein air’ painter, preferring to take her paints and easel out into the landscape to work directly from life, working through a telescope to capture wildlife in the field. Becky loves the challenge and excitement of working from life and the freshness and spontaneity it brings to her work.


There is a direct link when working ‘en plein air’ between the eye and the tip of the paint brush giving each mark a truth and clarity. I work to capture and respond to the transitory effects of nature- the interplay of subtle colour changes and light, observed through all weather and times of day. Every painting represents a unique moment spent in the landscape – a sensory record and personal response to a specific mood, time, and place.



Exhibitions


2021 Plas Glyn Y Weddw. Solo exhibition, 16th May-18th July


2019 Plas Glyn Y Weddw Mixed Summer exhibition, July 24th- September 29th


2019 Betws Y Coed Galleri a new selection of work featured, ongoing.


2019 Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey. Solo exhibition, main gallery, 4th May- 16th June


2018 Nant Y Arian Forest Visitor Centre Dec- Feb


2018 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries London.


2018 Oriel Y Parc, Pembrokeshire. Solo exhibition. August-September


2018 Patchings Art Festival, Artist exhibition stand, Nottingham


2018 RSPB Ynys Hir Reserve Solo Exhibition, April-May.


2017 Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Winter Affordable Art Fair, Oct 1st- Dec 24th.


2017 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries London.


2017 Betws Y Coed Galleri a selection of work featured ongoing.


2017 Plas Glyn Y Weddw Summer Exhibition.


2017 Aberdyfi Artworks Gallery, guest artist exhibition. June.


2017 Willow Gallery Oswestry, January-February.


2016 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries London.


2016 NEWA (National Exhibition of Wildlife Artists) Gordale, Chester. July.


2016 Moma Gallery, Machynlleth, Wales. Solo exhibition- ‘Estuary to Ocean- Painting the Edge’

End of January for 10 weeks.


2015 Nantwich Museum, solo exhibition. November 11th- December 19th 2015.


2015 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual exhibition, featured as 2015 Seabird bursary

winner and with extra submitted paintings. Mall Gallery, London, Oct- Nov.


2015 Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve. The Living Landscape solo exhibition. April- August.


2014 Ynys Hir RSPB reserve. June- November, Sketches and Studies Solo Exhibition.


Galleries


Habour Lights Gallery, Porthgain. Pembrokeshire.


Galeri Betwys y Coed, North Wales


Oriel Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion.



Residencies


2019- Bardsey Island September. Funded by the Bardsey Island Trust.


2018 -Bardsey Island September. Funded by the Bardsey Island Trust.


2018 -Isle of May trip, June, with a group of other wildlife/ landscape artists.


2017 -Bardsey Island April. Funded by the Bardsey Island Trust.


2015 - ‘The Living Landscape- Artist Field Studies’, funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Feb-

May. A research and development project exploring creative interpretation, field observation and drawing/ painting from life.


2014 -Sketches and Studies project, Ynys Hir RSPB reserve. Displaying field observational studies in the reserve centre from June through to November. The aim of this residency was to develop my drawing skills and ability to capture wildlife direct from observation.



Grants/ Bursaries


2018 - The Erik Hosking Bursary


2015- John Busby Seabird Drawing Bursary


2015- Reasearch and Development Grant, WAC



Magazine Publications


2019- How to capture Wildlife in Oils from Life. The Artist Magazine Novemebr Issue.


2019- How to Paint a sunset in oils. The Artist Magazine August Issue.



Qualifications


2006- 2009 BA (Hons) Creative Arts, Bath Spa University


2005- 2007 AVCE Art & Design, Mid Cheshire College, London Road Art Studios.