Supported by Grierson Galleries and Alan Hunt
Becky Mair – Ebenezer (Cockerel) – Acrylic on acid free mount board – Light Oak Frame – 43cm x 59cm Landscape
Becky was born in Chatham, Kent, at the age of ten years her father moved abroad and started working in the Middle East, and Africa. Becky and her siblings then spent the next 15 years commuting between England and where ever her parents were living. In 1985 she did a Foundation Course at Canterbury College of Art. Becky then went to live and work in London mainly within the art related industries; advertising, film & television, and prêt a porter fashion houses. Having returned to Kent, she married a farmer with whom she has three children. Becky completed BA Honours degree in December 2004 at UCA Canterbury. She currently lives on the farm with her three children and their various animals.
My belief in being an artist comes from the natural ability to observe and watch. In observing we see through and into the object.
I am searching for a different way to represent the familiar. I have developed my own immediate response to a technique developed by the abstract artist Jackson Pollock, whilst studying his process at University. His unique style has inspired me to produce a fluid, energetic, representational reaction to his work. Working mainly in acrylic paint, ink or domestic emulsion paint; I work directly from the tube or paint pot. Using a stick or tube to flick and direct the paint from a standing position over the paper or canvas.
With my work I am interested in expressing a sense of power, movement, strength, and masculinity whatever the subject matter