Rebecca Faulding BA (Hons)
Rebecca is originally from Lincolnshire and is now based in East Lothian, painting from her studio in Edinburgh. As someone who always showed a great interest in drawing and painting she went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art gaining direct entry into second year. Since her successful sell-out degree show in 2001 she has continued to have success as both a portrait and figurative artist. Her portrait subjects have varied from young children to portraits for family collections. Rebecca’s style remains, loose, delicate and fresh with demand for her work taking her all over the country.
1998-2001 Edinburgh College of Art- BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting
1997-1998 Riley Centre, Hull College, East Yorkshire- BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design
Edinburgh College of Art, Andrew Grant Canvas and Stretcher Award 2001
"I have been working as an independent professional artist since my graduation. I have gained experience in exhibiting with a variety of galleries within Scotland and have also shown work in many Art Fairs around Britain and the U.S.A. I am a figurative painter, using oil paint in a unique, loose and free-flowing way to produce paintings based on self-portraiture, which represent the grace and allure of the female form. By gaining insight into how an exhibition is organised I have been able to initiate various independently run exhibitions."
Exhibitions within galleries, organisations and businesses·
December 2003, The Leith Gallery” Christmas exhibition· December 2003, Scotlandart.com: Christmas exhibition· December 2003, Art Exposure Gallery: Christrmas exhibition· December 2003, The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh: Christmas exhibition· October 2003, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh: “Autumn Colours” exhibition· July 2003, Art Exposure gallery, Glasgow: “Triptych” exhibition featuring three figurative artists· July 2003, The Reuben’s Gallery, Leeds: Group exhibition· April 2003, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow: “The MacRoberts Open 2003”· March 2003, Harvey Nicholls, Edinburgh: Commission for two large paintings for re-vamped young women’s fashion floor· February 2003, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh: “Discerning Eye” exhibition· ·July 2001-current, Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh: Permanent exhibition· February 2003, The Leith Gallery: “Discerning Eye”, group show· July 2002, British Medical Association: Group Exhibition· July 2002, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh: “Hip to be Square”· January 2002, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh: “New Faces 2002”· December 2001, Art
Exposure Gallery, Glasgow: Christmas show· October 2001, Art
Exposure Gallery, Glasgow: Figurative show· August 2001, Art
Exposure Gallery, Glasgow: Summer show· June 2001, Edinburgh College of Art: Degree Show Exhibition· March 2001, Bongo Club, Edinburgh: Out of the Blue: “Locate”· February 2001, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh: Annual Student Exhibition· November 2000, Artizin Gallery, Edinburgh: “Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll”Art Fairs· October 2003, New York Art Fair’ Represented by The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh· October 2003, London Art Fair: Represented by Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow· April 2003, Glasgow Art Fair: Scotland’s National Art Fair: Represented by Art Exposure gallery, Glasgow· October 2002, London Art Fair: Represented by The Leith Gallery· October 2002, New York Art Fair, U.S.A: represented by the Leith Gallery· May 2002, Bristol Art Fair: represented by The Leith Gallery· April 2002, Glasgow Art Fair: Represented by Art
Exposure Gallery, Glasgow· April 2001, Glasgow Art Fair: Represented by Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
Private commissions· January 2004, Portrait, “Lee”· August- November 2003, Series of portraits of five brothers and sisters· May 2003, Portrait of small child, “Freya”· April 2003, Drawing, “Louis, Max and Sandy”· January 2003, Large scale triptych to be exhibited in Sydney, Australia· December 2002, Diptych of portraits, “Lily and Henry”· November 2002, Triptych of portraits, three generations· October 2002, Portrait, “Tania”· July 2002, Triptych of Portraits· April 2002, Portrait for family collection, “Adam Bruce”· February 2002, Portrait of child, “Cameron Hogg”· October 2001, Large portrait: “Hilary carrying Fin”· September 2001, Triptych; “Self Portraits”Independently run exhibitions· June 2002, Patriothall Gallery, WASPS Studios, Edinburgh: independently run exhibition· July- August 2001, Rothes Hall, Glenrothes: Independently run exhibitionWeb based galleries· February 2002, Scotlandart.com, Glasgow: Ongoing web-based exhibition- http://www.scotlandart.com
Charity· May 2001, St. Andrew’s, Fife: “Creation”. One- day exhibition for charity