Acrylic by Becky Nuttall
Feast for the Dead
Becky comes from an artistic and literary background. She studied art in the early seventies but got diverted by literature and, latterly, the social development of adolescents.
The research undertaken as part of her MA reconnected her to her own adolescence and it’s influences. She is a published poet and performs her poetry locally. She was highly commended in the Torbay Poetry Festival competition 2017. Her work “Bedroom shrine to the virgin of the rocks” was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017.
Currently Becky's art work has two themes:
Art of the School: Religious influence and on an emerging young artist in the Seventies
Family Tree: Referencing the objects, places and influences in Becky’s past
Becky paints mainly in acrylic but uses mixed media including materials she used as a child and student to enhance the reference to emerging child artists. Parts of her original childhood and student works are collaged into paintings and some have a deliberate naive quality for this purpose. Works with a reference to religious iconography replicate the paintings in her convent school.
Acrylic on Canvas
Framed under glass