Rebecca Denton

Works
Overview

Rebecca Denton has been a painter and printmaker for over two decades, working from her studio in North West London. She creates narrative etchings and evocative monotypes and recently has been creating a series of ‘London Lidos’ monotypes, unique ‘printed paintings’ where graphic simplicity merges with intense colour and depth.

 

 “I love the monotype technique, a painterly process which forces me to work quickly before the ink dries, resulting in a unique spontaneity and energy coming to life in each print…moments of beauty where the soul of the place can be felt.

 

I start with a lot of ink sketches, to warm up and help me plan the composition and small practice plates to test colours.”

 

The daughter of a Hungarian refugee and Yorkshireman, Rebecca has drawn inspiration from the world around her and the depths of her imagination.

 

Her prints can feature unique characters in imaginary landscapes, the etchings can be playful, at times with a serious context but always hopeful and life-affirming.

 

“I love it when people connect with the work; perhaps it triggers a childhood memory or allows them to dream of a better world or just dream...:

 

Light plays a critical part in Rebecca’s work, and she prefers to sketch in the diffused light at the beginning or end of the day, creating soft colour, gentle shadows and drama. The light sculpts the scene upon which it falls, creating depth and form, all of which is captured in her evocative work.

 

Rebecca exhibits regularly in the UK including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London’s Bankside Gallery, the Mall Galleries and has prints archived in museum collections including the V+A. 

 

Biography

Rebecca exhibits widely in the UK, has prints archived in London's Victoria & Albert museum and her work continues to be sold globally.

Recent exhibitions include:

2022 March, Affordable Art Fair Battersea

2021 Nov/Dec, North London Printmakers, University College London Hospital

2021 July, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2021 June, ‘Art Without Walls’, Campari and Affordable Art Fair outdoor gallery, Shoreditch

2021 Jan-March, ‘IN PRINT: 20/20 Vision’, Watts Contemporary Gallery, Guildford

2020 November, ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries.

2020 July/August, ‘A Thousand Words’, Masham Gallery, North Yorkshire. An exhibition focussing on story-telling and finding happiness.

2020 March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2020 Feb, Exhibition exploring the concept of Time, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute

2020 Jan-March, The Great Print Exhibition, Rheged Centre, Penrith

2019 September, National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2019 March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2019 March, ‘Journeys’, London Print Studio

2018 Aug-Nov, ‘Memory’, Royal Over-Seas League, London SW1

2018 May, Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

2018 March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2017 Sept, National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2017 March, 'Lasting Impressions', Scarborough Museum

2017 Feb, 'Limited Editions', Southbank Printmakers @ The Oxo Tower, London

2016 Sept, 'In Two Parts', Lombard Street Gallery, Margate

2014/2016/2019 Selected/Shortlisted Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2015  Elected membership to Southbank Printmakers

2015 Nov, 'Fifty Years of Artists Prints', Bankside Gallery