Bigger than us - Solo Exhibition news
I am busy creating new work for my exciting 2022 solo show at Grinneabhat gallery space , Isle of Lewis .
'Bigger than us' is a celebration in paint, of the changeable nature of the sea and it's almighty power to move us .
More details and dates to follow
VACMA AWARD SUCCESS !!
The year is off to a great start with the news that i have been selected by the Highlands and islands panel to be awarded a VACMA Scotland bursary
The award will fund further research into the island landscape through visits by sea to offshore and outlaying islands around the Lewis coast , where i'll be hoping to forage some new earth pigments and take inspiration from viewing the coast from a different perspective , helping to further develop a series of works for my ongoing 'finding lewis ' project - how exciting
Finding Lewis Residency
supported by An Lanntair , Stornoway
An inspirational tour of this unique island landscape it's history , people , culture and traditions. I will be looking to the work of those artists gone before me such as Norman Adams , Norman Ackroyd and historical writer Martin Martin and drawing comparisons to their impressions of a landscape that may or may not be changing over time. I also hope to collect earth pigment material from various locations around the island to take back to the studio for the purpose of paint making , Painting landscapes with the landscape is an idea i find intriguing and will be experimenting with further in future work.
My aim for this journey is to find a connection to the land , explore new ground and engage with fresh eyes the colours , patterns and palette of my new home. Making time to connect to a place that i hope to root to creatively for many years to come
I will be publishing a daily creative diary blog here on my website so you can come along and join me on my quest for inspiration , see where i have been and keep up to date with sketchbook entries , thoughts and ideas.
The resulting work from my travels will provide the inspiration for a series of ten 'Finding Lewis' landscapes that are planned to be exhibited at Talla na Mara , West Harris Nov 2022- Feb 2023 , in what will be my first solo show ....... very exciting
Link to dairy blog page here http://www.rebeccastyles.co.uk/exhibitions