Rebecca Barnard

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Cliff path, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Coast

Pembrokeshire Coast II

Pembrokeshire Coast II Tal y Gaer-Trefasser

Lambing time Pembrokeshire

Lambing time Pembrokeshire

Low Sun, Daymer Bay

Low Sun, Daymer Bay

Low Sun, Daymer Bay

Low Sun on Race Day

Low Sun on Race Day

Low Sun on Race Day

Last dip

Last dip

Last dip

Rebecca Barnard

Contemporary British visual artist, Rebecca Barnard, was born in 1961 near Saffron Walden.

From 1982, after her foundation course, she took the opportunity to go abroad for five years, living and working in both Europe and Australia. On her return, she studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art.  She has, for many years, been exhibiting widely and her work is now in private collections throughout the UK and abroad.

Rebecca Barnard travels England throughout the year to gather images, sketches and objects which aid her finished paintings. The West Country and Pembrokeshire feature highly, being favourite places for great creative inspiration and replenishment.

The process of creating an image is as important to Rebecca, as the emotion evoked by the outcome, and the progression and direction of each project will depend on mood, light and energy.   Each piece has its own palette and story, and requires something particular from her.

Most of the pieces are completed in the studio, with its facilities; a hob to melt wax for encaustic, running water and simply the space and time to progress the work using the mind as well as images, sketches and objects from the locality.

"Light and atmosphere are central to my inspiration.  To see light playing on a surfaceor a view, or to feel the texture and structure of a weathered object, is like hearing a siren call to recreate it using my hands, paint, the materials around me.  To me, these things are thrilling and when combined with atmosphere, shape and the instinct to create; the whole is irresistible."