Rebecca Firth

Rebecca FirthHaving graduated with a BA(hons)in painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2004 Rebecca went on to complete a Master of Fine Art also at ECA in 2006.
Her work concentrates on the internal experience of nature and wildness. She is inspired by the complex patterns found, in particular, in undergrowth and dense woodland. Her work has an intensity that creates a sense of being in the middle of a dark wood, or of looking into a tangle of branches or grasses.

She lives and works in Edinburgh and many of the sources of her work come from within Edinburgh itself as, although it is a city, it has many wild places. Even in the most built up areas, there is a sense of nature carrying on regardless of human intervention. She also takes inspiration from woodlands and coastlines in Fife where she grew up.
She uses a variety of more unusual media such as ink and frosting on glass and metalpoint on board.

Awards:
Sir Robin Phillipson medal for painting- RSA student exhibition 2004
Catriona White Prize for Drawing- Degree Show 2004
Archeus Painting Prize – Degree Show 2004
Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005
Jolomo Scottish Landscape Prize 3rd 2007

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