About the Artist
Rebecca Denton (BA Hons) is a UK illustrator and painter/printmaker. With a background in Performing Arts, she has translated her love of storytelling and comedy into the medium of painting and printmaking, creating original, handcrafted prints in her London studio. She exhibits in group and solo shows in the UK including London’s Bankside Gallery and the Southbank Printmakers Gallery. One of her linocuts has been archived in London’s Victoria and Albert museum and her prints and paintings can be seen hanging on walls from New York to Sydney and a few places in between.
Subjects include eccentric animals in unexpected situations and magical dream-like settings. Working from her own ideas and sketches directly onto the plate, the fine line of etching lends itself well to her whimsical cartoons and the sketchiness of the soft ground helps create movement and texture. By combining these ancient techniques with fresh ideas, she strives to produce work that is both contemporary and unique.
What is most important to Rebecca is that a person can get lost in a picture, carried back to their childhood, be inspired or just chuckle.