South West Victoria
I have always been busy “making a mess” as my mum would say! Whether it is spontaneously splashing, scribbling or purposely adding detailed line to a surface, making a mess and creating realistic and abstract expressive animal paintings is me! – Bexart Sudio –
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Rebecca (Bexart Studio) is an emerging artist located on the foothills of the Grampians, South West Victoria. Rebecca enjoys being outdoors, preferable in the warmer months, spending a great deal of time immersed in nature and taking in the natural wonders that the local wildlife presents.
Her inspiration is drawn from her love of nature and animal and is reflected in her work. She is inspired by the peculiar, inquisitive and sometimes mischievous nature of the animals and enjoy capturing their individual uniqueness that they display.
Painting in oils, the self-taught artist has experimented with many techniques before settling on her own way of “giving life to the canvas”. Each pieces starts with a rough sketch, nothing too serious, and then a messy underpainting that quite often resembles an abstract piece. Rebecca states:
“I like to keep things free and wild allowing the animal to form with progressing layers”.
This is more evendent with her most recent works created with mixed media.
Although her oil painting pieces start out quite abstract, they soon take on a more realistic form with detailed brush strokes. She pays particular attention to the eyes of the animal early in her painting process, as she feel they capture the soul of the animal she is presenting; and it is the eye/s that allow her to confidently finish the piece.
Rebecca has worked from several different photographs of pets to produce stunning pet portraits for clients that reflect the animals’ character and her style.
Rebecca is an active member at the MUD Gallery of Hamilton where she displays selected works for sale; she also has art displayed in private collections throughout Australia.