Rebecca Abrey

Still Life 11

Since graduating in 1994 I have studied drawing, painting and printmaking as well as diversifying into ceramics and textiles. I find that using a range of media in my work brings these different strands of artistic interest together.

I have worked as a book illustrator as well as teaching art in the community. I continue to offer day courses to various art groups and enjoy encouraging others to be creative! If you are interested in me coming to teach your group please do contact me.

My work is very experimental; I often have no idea how a painting will turn out until the very end! I use a variety of techniques and objects in the process of making a painting – making marks using finger painting, cotton wool, the ‘wrong end’ of the brush, scalpels, rollers and sponges. I like to use the technique of sgraffito, scraping away layers of paint to reveal hidden colours underneath.

I recently entered one of the paintings, ‘Still life with Anemones’, into a national competition run by ‘The Artist’ magazine, and it has been selected to be shown at their annual exhibition at The Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, June 8th – 11th 2006.

I hope you enjoy looking at the paintings. Please do send me your details if you would like information about future exhibitions.