Rebecca Barnard was born in 1961 near Saffron Walden in Essex. She travels England throughout the year to gather images for painting, normally completing the work in the studio. The West Country, as well as her native East Anglia, feature highly.
The process of creating a painting has always been as important to her as the emotional response evoked by the finished piece and with each progression the work has naturally evolved through a series of media. Recently, encaustic, used cold as a paste, has become prevalent in her work. Encaustic is the process of applying molten or paste wax to a surface for the creation of images and decoration. She prefers a rustic approach, enabling her to build texture, creating a rich, luminous and, in the artist’s words ‘chewy’ image which feasts the eye, capturing the intrinsic character and beauty of the English countryside and its changing seasons. The different moods of the day, all bathed in their own particular light, draw the viewer irresistibly into the painting.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.