Beckie is a professional artist living and working in Cambridgeshire. After graduating from Loughborough University in 2004, with a first in Fine Art Painting, she has developed a unique way of painting; combining different techniques and processes and merging abstract with detail. Tree trunks and branches glide over the canvas, vying for attention against delicate, dappled light and loose splattered leaves. Many layers are built up to create beautiful, evocative paintings.
She has had solo exhibitions in Cambridge, Norfolk and London. She was accepted for the RA Summer show in 2014 and has been shortlisted for many open exhibitions. She regularly exhibits in London, Cambridge and Norfolk and in international art fairs as far afield as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto. Her work is held in private collections all over the world.
She is continually drawn to woodland and treescapes. The tree trunks and branches are dribbled on, requiring control and patience but also allowing space for accidents to happen; giving the work a looseness and freedom that’s contrasted with the controlled detailed areas. Each dribble captures a moment and is a permanent mark on the canvas that can’t be undone. It’s the juxtaposition of loose washes, splattered paint, dribbled branches and detailed, precise areas that gives the work its energy and vibrancy. She uses various techniques and mediums to build up layers.
“I feel free and alive when I’m in the countryside on a long walk and there’s something magical about being in the woods. I love the changing light and shadows and hope to create beautiful paintings that create a sense of escapism for the viewer”.