Rebecca Styles

art gallery cotswolds Little Buckland Gallery

The wild Atlantic coastline of childhood holidays on the Isle of Arran with a mixture of memories of the rugged and unspoilt North Yorkshire Moors paved the way to her love of the untamed landscape.

Rebecca now works from her home studio on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.  Where the island’s unique geology and dramatic vistas are a constant source of inspiration.  Her paintings evoke a sense of the elemental and energetic whilst capturing the essence of human nature in its raw and poetic state.

She says: ‘My art practice has evolved to become a love letter to both myself and my surroundings.’
Constantly adapting and evolving the landscape endlessly braves the onslaught.  Surviving and sustaining in order to renew. Nothing wasted, just re-invented.

The delicate balance between vulnerability and strength, inspires her working.  Rebecca’s engagement with paint is born of an emotional response to a situation, a memory, a place or time.  She chooses to represent this by placing us as viewers within the wilderness of the natural landscape.

My work speaks of the visual appeal of an honest,  natural aesthetic and encourages us to re-think our dependence on the high paced and habitual convenience of the modern synthetic .