About Becky

Rebecca Thorley-Fox was born in Cheshire in 1987, she moved to the West coast of Wales in 2010. Here she finds a constant source of inspiration in the wild landscape, particularly along the rugged coastline, estuaries, up mountains and on residencies to offshore islands.


Becky is a plein air oil painter, preferring to take a pochade box and easel out into the landscape to capture the changing light and wildlife direct from observation. She loves the challenge and excitement of working from a constantly changing scene, enjoying the freshness and spontaneity it brings to her work.


'Colour, light, movement and atmosphere are what drive me to paint. All my work is produced 'en plein air' which is an intensive and challenging process that continues to push my work in new directions. It is my favourite way of working as it best conveys the truth of the moment and captures the energy and experience of being immersed in a scene'.


For information about commissions or purchasing Becky's work, please email: beckythorley-fox@live.co.uk



Harbour Lights Gallery, Porthgain, Pembrokeshire.


Plas Glyn Y Weddw, North Wales.


Galeri Betwys Y Coed, North Wales


Oriel Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion.


Willow Gallery, Oswestry.



2020- Creative Pathway Grant, WAC.

2018 - The Erik Hosking Bursary.

2015- John Busby Seabird Drawing Bursary.

2015- Research and Development Grant, WAC.



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 drawing and 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 begin to develop my drawing skills and ability to capture wildlife direct from observation.


2020- Painting the Night Sky. The Artist Magazine, December issue.


2020- Birds on the Wing, The Artist Magazine, November issue.


2020- February Artist Feature in Welsh Coastal Life magazine.  


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


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

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

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