Edge of the Meadow by Becca Clegg [2015 - 21]
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas
Image size: H:71 cm x W:92 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:71 cm x W:92 cm x D:2cm
Frame Size: H:75 cm x W:96 cm x D:3.5cm
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This painting by Becca Clegg was inspired by the flowers on Meadow seed packets, such beautiful combinations of Spring and Summer flower colours and shapes, surrounded by that bright happy green that is late Spring into early Summer, bordered at the Meadow's edge by a dry stone wall, reminiscent of those in Cornwall or the Yorkshire moors
Becca Clegg artist with Wychwood Art. Becca Clegg BA is a painter whose work is inspired by dramatic panoramas of landscape. Her vibrant paintings use texture with bold coloured acrylic paint and inks, to produce random and intentional marks, forming compositions of the natural environment. She is drawn to patterns and outcrops of hills and rocks, and to blocks of colour and texture, created very often by huge swathes of flowers allowing her the opportunity to create great brushstrokes and splashes of colour to make the work sing. She keeps her paintings loose and semi-abstract to allow interpretation by the viewer, though gradually individual details of flowers and plants are developing within the pieces. She likes to feel they are pared down but loves the happy accidents that occur when she works with fluid paints and inks. Her "Fields of Flowers" paintings developed from this love of wild flowers and flower crops and their impact on the landscape that surrounds them. Poppyfields and Tulipfields are particular favourites.
Becca's portfolio includes Public commissions for Frimley Health Foundation Trust. She produced twelve large paintings covering over 17 metres in length, for Ward F14 in 2017-18 - three triptychs of Meadow and a triptych of the Pembrokeshire coast. Her work was chosen for this elderly care and Dementia ward, over many others, due to the positive feelings her work evokes - uplifting the mood and helping to jog memories in the viewer. She has work in Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, and her work was on display, and sold, in East Surrey Hospital, Redhill in 2017. She is currently undertaking work with Frimley again to help staff remember and create a "Moment in Time" Covid19 Project.
This year Becca has been concentrating on areas near where she lives, for example the lovely Chantry woodlands where she walks with her family and the bluebells are so spectacular, and views of coast, some of St Ives and the Cornish landscape she so loves (her Mum is part Cornish so she holidays there annually), and Cromer, which she visited when her children were small, and where a friend's recent sparse photos sparked a new journey of development into close-ups of sea and sky with grasses and poppies.
Becca obtained her BA at Kingston University and has been painting since 2011. She has sold Worldwide, online and through many UK and European galleries. She sold well at her large exhibition at Cumberland Lodge in 2016, including to the Chairman. Her work is in collections in many parts of the world: the Middle East, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many parts of Europe. Becca's also enjoys teaching and holds workshops for adults and children. She lives in Guildford with her family.
To discuss any of Becca Clegg's works please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.