Becky McCarthy StudioBecky McCarthy Studio

About

Born in Bristol, I attended school in Bath before attending the University of the West of England, gaining a Masters Degree in Fine Art & Context. Creating surface patterns, digital art & paintings are how I spend my spare time and my full-time role is in publishing.

I now live and work in the City of Bath and it’s a vibrant place to be. The beautiful golden facade of the classical Georgian architecture sometimes belies the tired and worn, but still grand, muted interiors beyond. Contrast is everywhere when you look: light and dark; gold and grey; somber and joyful. In my artwork I often feel that a brushstroke of gold needs an ungilded scruffier contrast, maybe some loose ink work to act as a counterpoint.

Working traditionally and digitally, I adore great colour combinations, with a hint of darkness and contrast. Whether it’s digital or physical art, I love building the layers to add depth and interest. Florals, leaves and textures are recurring themes and I will often take photos as I go about my day. The headdress in this piece of digital art started life as a vase of flowers I saw in the reception of local business. Inspiration may strike anywhere…..you just have to be ready.

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– Becky McCarthy