Award-winning artist Becky Mair was born in Chatham, Kent. At the age of ten, her father moved abroad and began working in the Middle East. Becky and her siblings then spent the next fifteen years commuting between England and wherever her parents were living at the time. In 1985 Becky completed a foundation course at Canterbury College of Art. Becky then went on to live and work in London, working mainly within the art related industries; advertising, film and television, as well as prêt a porter fashion houses. Becky then returned home to Kent and married a farmer with whom she has three children.
In 2004 Becky completed a BA Honours degree at UCA Canterbury. During her time at university, Becky developed her own immediate response to a technique developed by the renowned abstract artist Jackson Pollock. As Becky stated, “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, Becky works directly from the tube or paint pot, using a stick or the tube itself to flick and direct the paint from a standing position over the paper or canvas. Her work can be found across the globe, from collections in France, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
July 16, 2019
Abstract, Painting, A - D