Rebecca Thorley-Fox ASWLA
Becky loves the challenge and excitement of working from a constantly changing scene with moving subjects, enjoying the freshness and spontaneity it brings to her work. Spending long hours in the field gives her a chance to study wildlife behaviour and interactions with the landscape.
‘Painting from nature leads to a constant study of tonal and colour relationships under the changing light conditions. No two days are ever the same, I love working to capture the essence of a scene and convey the atmosphere surrounding wildlife in the landscape’.
Becky was born in Cheshire in 1987. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Creative Arts degree in 2009 and moved to the West coast of Wales in 2010. Here she finds a constant source of inspiration from the natural landscape and its diverse wildlife. The rugged coastline, estuaries, mountains and offshore islands are some of the places she most enjoys capturing the light, landscape and wildlife in paint. Becky specializes in oils, carrying a lightweight pochade box and easel out into the landscape along with a telescope or binoculars to capture wildlife ‘en plein air’.
Becky was elected as an associate member of the SWLA in 2021. In 2015 she was awarded the John Busby seabird drawing Bursary and was awarded the Erik Hosking Bursary in 2018 and 2021. Becky has carried out artist residencies at RSPB Ynys Hir reserve, Bardsey Island and on the Isle of May. She has had a number of articles published in The Artist magazine on painting outdoors.
2022 Plas Glyn Y Weddw. Solo exhibition. 1st Oct - 31st Dec.
2021 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, 14th - 24th October.
2021 Willow Gallery, Oswestry, Winter Exhibition, 9th October - 8th January 2022.
2021 Plas Glyn Y Weddw, winter exhibition. 1st Oct - 24th Dec.
2020 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, Oct - Nov.
2020 Plas Glyn Y Weddw. Summer exhibition, 19th June - 30th September.
2019 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, Oct - Nov.
2019 Plas Glyn Y Weddw Mixed Summer exhibition, July 24th - September 29th.
2019 Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey. Solo exhibition, main gallery, 4th May - 16th June.
2018 Nant Y Arian Forest Visitor Centre, solo exhibition, Dec - Feb.
2018 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, Oct - Nov.
2018 Oriel Y Parc, Pembrokeshire. Solo exhibition. August - September.
2018 RSPB Ynys Hir Reserve Solo Exhibition, April - May.
2017 Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Winter Art Fair, Oct 1st - Dec 24th.
2017 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, Oct - Nov.
2017 Plas Glyn Y Weddw mixed Summer Exhibition.
2017 Aberdyfi Artworks Gallery, guest artist exhibition. June.
2017 Willow Gallery Oswestry, January - February.
2016 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, Oct - Nov.
2016 NEWA (National Exhibition of Wildlife Artists) Gordale, Chester. July.
2016 Moma Gallery, Machynlleth, Wales. Solo exhibition- ‘Estuary to Ocean - Painting the Edge’. January - 10 weeks.
2015 Nantwich Museum, solo exhibition. November 11th - December 19th 2015.
2015 SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Annual Exhibition, featured as 2015 Seabird bursary winner. Mall Galleries, London, Oct - Nov.
2015 RSPS Ynys Hir Reserve. The Living Landscape: solo exhibition. April - August.
2014 RSPB Ynys Hir Reserve. June - November, Plein Air Sketches and Studies - solo exhibition.