About Becky

Originally from Cheshire, Becky moved to the West coast of Wales in 2010. Here she finds a constant source of inspiration from the natural landscape and its diverse wildlife. The rugged coastline, islands, estuaries, mountains, as well as the garden and local countryside, are some of the places she most enjoys painting the light, atmosphere and wildlife in the landscape. 

 

Becky specializes in oils, carrying a lightweight pochade box and easel out into the landscape along with a telescope or binoculars to capture wildlife ‘en plein air’. 

 

"I love the challenge and excitement of working from a constantly changing scene, enjoying the freshness and spontaneity it brings to my work. Painting from nature leads to a constant study of tonal and colour relationships under the changing light conditions. No two days are ever the same.  Every painting represents a unique period spent in the landscape – a sensory record of a specific mood, time, and place". 

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GALLERIES

Mall Galleries

17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

020 7930 6844

info@mallgalleries.com

Harbour Lights Gallery

Porthgain, Pembrokeshire,SA62 5BL

01348 831549

info@harbourlightsgallery.com

Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw 

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7TT, North Wales

01758 740 763

enquiry@oriel.org.uk

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2021- ASWLA (Associate member of the Society of Wildlife Artists).

https://swla.co.uk/members/becky-thorley-fox

2021- GOWA (Member of the Guild of Waterway Artists).

https://www.waterwayartistsguild.co.uk/page_4762238

GRANTS/ BURSARIES

2021 - The Erik Hosking Bursary. https://erichoskingtrust.com/our-trustees/award-recipients/

 

2020- Creative Pathway Grant, WAC.

2018 - The Erik Hosking Bursary.

2015- John Busby Seabird Drawing Bursary. https://swla.co.uk/bursaries/seabird-drawing-week-busary

2015- Research and Development Grant, WAC.

 



RESIDENCIES

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

https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2019/10/bardsey-island-art-residency-september.html

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

https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2018/10/bardsey-island-autumn-art-residency.html

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

https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2018/07/isle-of-may-june-23-30th.html

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

https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2018/10/bardsey-island-autumn-art-residency.html

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.  

https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2015/07/rspb-ynys-hir-research-and-development.html

https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2015/09/rsbp-ynys-hir-mural.html

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.https://beckythorley-fox.blogspot.com/2015/07/rspb-ynys-hir-residency-2014.html

PUBLICATIONS

2022- Capturing Garden Birds in Oils, Part 2. The Artist magazine, June Issue.

2022- Capturing Garden Birds in Watercolours, Part 1. The Artist magazine, May Issue.

2022- Capturing the Energy of the Sea. The Artist magazine, March Issue.

2021- Art Life Hack interview: https://art-lifehack.com/the-sea-the-stones-and-the-screams-of-birds-in-the-works-of-the-artist-rebecca-thorley-fox/

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

 

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

https://www.painters-online.co.uk/tips-techniques/oil/articles/how-to-paint-birds-in-flight/

 

2020- February Artist Feature in Welsh Coastal Life magazine and online Wales and Borders:

https://www.walesandborders.com/news/features.html?id=2263

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.

https://pocketmags.com/au/the-artist-magazine/august-19/articles/606111/at-the-end-of-a-day

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

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


 

Upcoming Solo Exhibition- Plas Glyn Y Weddw Gallery.  9th Oct- 24th Dec 2022.

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