I work from the photograph, taking my images from sources such as calendars, catalogues and magazines. I am drawn to aspects of private manifestations and public representations of female desire. The work is representational and my artistic roots come from Andy Warhol, Malcolm Morley, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Winifred Nicholson and Georgia O’Keefe
The language of choice is painting. I have used genres of paintings as a metaphor, previously working through areas as diverse as nudes, flowers, still lives and figurative genres.
There is also a divergent body of work – including knitted works – which are an antithesis of painting and an acknowledgement of the feminist dialogue which is an important aspect to my thought process.
I tend to work in series, and in retrospect can see a biographical aspect to my oeuvre; the topics I’ve chosen to respond to have often been meaningful in a personal sense, playing out in reaction to the situations I have found myself in.
Born in 1960 in Cumbria, Rebecca Scott gained an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, London, and a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Chelsea School of Art, London. Scott has work in private and public collections nationally and internationally and has exhibited in London, Cumbria, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway. In 2019, she was a finalist for Cumbria Life’s Visual Artist of the Year award.
She currently lives and works between London and Cumbria, and is Co-Founder of independent art space Cross Lane Projects in Kendal.