Lot 231 - Rebecca Holton - 32 and Sunny
Oil paint on card
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
This summer Rebecca was selected by David Remfry RA to exhibit in the Royal Academy's summer exhibition. The drawing (sold during the exhibition) was one of six artworks picked out in The Times article, reviewing by Lead Art Correspondent, Laura Freeman. Rebecca exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries, London, including both the ROI and the Royal Society of British Artists, and she was selected for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize (2021). In 2022 she was awarded The Surgeon's Prize by the Royal Society of British Artists, and in August 2021, she was awarded the Michael Harding First Prize in Oil Painting by the Gallery at Green & Stone, Chelsea, London. She was subsequently invited to have her first solo show with the gallery, 'Returning to London' in December 2022. She has recently had the privilege of painting a selection of notable sitters, including Lady Alison Scott Deeny and Paul Mayhew Archer MBE. Rebecca works as a full-time portrait and figurative artist between Bath and London, and she is fortunate to have a regular stream of commissions through both private clients and collectors. She juggles these around independent projects for exhibition. Her work is in private collections in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. Following her MA Fine Art, Rebecca followed a successful 10-year career in advertising in London at a senior level. She lived in Asia for 6 years before returning to full time Art in London in 2017.
MA (Hons) Fine Art - Edinburgh University & College of Art (5 year course) - 2001
BTEC Foundation - Distinction - Oxford College of Art and Design
Royal Academy of London, Summer Exhibition 2023
The Gallery at Green & Stone, London (Solo exhibition) 2022
Mall Galleries, London. Royal Society of British Artists. Awarded The Surgeon's Prize 2022
Mall Galleries, London. Royal Institute of Oil Painters. 2021
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Highly Commended and online exhibition 2021
The Gallery at Green & Stone, London. Awarded First prize for Oil Painting 2021
Mall Galleries, London. Society of Women Artists 2019
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Rebecca enjoys capturing everyday moments – not the ‘special’ moments which are easily noticed or remembered, but rather those that we take for granted and give little or subliminal attention.
By immortalizing these through art, she raises their importance and encourages the viewer to relook at them. Her figures are captured in very familiar surroundings and absorbed in their own environment, which makes them easy to relate to and empathize with; as a viewer, we are encouraged to add stories and background to the characters.
“My artwork acts as a time-capsule or visual diary of contemporary routines and culture.
I am interested in encouraging people to reflect on the way we live today.”
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