cambridge contemporary art

Rebecca Barnard

Contemporary British visual artist, Rebecca Barnard, was born in 1961 near Saffron Walden.

From 1982, after her foundation course, she took the opportunity to go abroad for five years, living, painting and working in both Europe and Australia. On her return, she studied at the Heatherley School of Art.  She has, for many years, been exhibiting widely and her work is now in private collections throughout the UK and abroad.

The physical process of making an image is as important to Rebecca, as the emotion evoked by the outcome, and the progression of each project will depend on mood, local experience and available materials.   Each piece has its own palette and story.  Most of the works are completed in the studio, with its facilities; a hob to melt wax for encaustic, running water, mountains of gathered objects and materials, allowing the work to evolve and form over time.  The West Country and Pembrokeshire are often centres of inspiration, but the visual natural world provides her with motivation wherever she travels.

“My work comes from an organic place.  The earthy landscape combined with the elements from which it is made are what compels me to create.  To feel the texture and structure of a weathered object, or see the effects of the forces of our natural world at work, is like hearing a siren call to recreate it using my hands, paint, the materials around me.  To me, these things are thrilling and when combined with atmosphere, shape and the instinct to make; the whole is irresistible.”

Rebecca Barnard lives and works in Somerset.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. 


Pembrokeshire Cliff

Oil based media on wood

75x70cm

Sold

Seated Nude  Oil based media  70 x 69cm  £920

Seated Nude

Oil based media

70 x 69cm

£920

Pembrokeshire Sheep

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

Friends Walking

oil based mixed media

62x56cm

£875

Come Hither

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

Trees in Blue

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

Moon Rising

Oil based media

70x62cm

£1100

Yellow Summer

Oil based mixed media on wood

66x66cm

£910

The Levels in Flood Evening Light

oil based mixed media

63x63cm

£825

Scampering Friends

oil based mixed media

57x53cm

£595

Coast

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

Sheep on Exmoor II

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

Magic Spring

Oil based media on wood

75x69cm

£1450

The Drinks Tent

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

The Private View

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

£1750

Lighting Up, Dusk

oil based mixed media

61x53cm

£625

Chapman's Peak Regeneration  oil based mixed media  77x77cm  Sold

Chapman's Peak Regeneration

oil based mixed media

77x77cm

Sold


Hoar Frost  oil based mixed media  68cm x 68cm  sold

Hoar Frost

oil based mixed media

68cm x 68cm

sold

Chapmans Peak  oil based mixed media  75cm x 75xm  sold

Chapmans Peak

oil based mixed media

75cm x 75xm

sold

Blood Red Sun  oil based mixed media  68cm x 68cm  sold

Blood Red Sun

oil based mixed media

68cm x 68cm

sold

The Tide Rushing In

Oil based mixed media on board

75cm x 75cm

sold