BECKY BLAIR

COLOUR FILLED LEISURE-SCAPES

Becky's work has always focused on the light and joy of living. Her paintings, filled with colour, aim to bring happiness through beautifully composed imagery.
 

Since graduating in 1994 she has exhibited regularly in the UK and Australia and has work in private and public collections around the world. 

 

In 2014, Becky was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Lupus. The following months saw her hospitalised, housebound, the impact to her joints leaving her unable to paint, the chronic pain rendering her unable to walk, eat and even sleep. Her work since then reflects Becky’s journey back to better health

 

“Though this work does not dwell in the suffering, it is imbued with a richer appreciation of happiness. Humbled by the insight of my experience, I feel so fortunate to be in better health. I now know how precious and fragile the balance of our lives is." 

CURRENT COLLECTION

Softening
acrylic on canvas
framed size 69 x 69 cm
£1,350
Riad Oasis
acrylic on canvas
framed size 69 x 69 cm
£1,350
Balmy Evenings
acrylic on canvas
framed size 69 x 69 cm
£1,350
Dimpsy Light
oil on canvas framed
60 x 60 cm
£1,350
Quiet Grove
oil on canvas framed
SOLD
Night Time Swimmers
oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
unframed
£1,200
Powder Blue Light
oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
unframed
SOLD
Magenta Night
oil on canvas
60 x 70 cm framed
SOLD
Shake it Out
oil on canvas framed
85 x 70 cm
SOLD
Friends
acrylic on canvas unframed 70 x 95cm
£2,200
Ocean Pool
acrylic on canvas unframed 80 x 80 cm
£2,300
Treasure Hunt
acrylic on canvas 91 x 76 cm
£2,200
Explorers
acrylic on canvas 91 x 76 cm
£2,200
Seaside Jungle
acrylic on canvas 82 x 97 cm framed
SOLD - print coming soon!
River To The Sea
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
£2500
Flagstone Jetty
acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 cm
SOLD
Wild Swimmers
acrylic on canvas framed
80 x 80 cm plus framing
£2,500
Beach
acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
SOLD
Dusk
framed monoprint
70 x 50 cm
SOLD
Poolside
framed monoprint
65 x 48 cm
£480
Friends
framed monoprint
70 x 50 cm
£330
Limoncello
framed monoprint
65 x 48 cm
£480
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A  VISIT  TO

BECKY'S  STUDIO

The Phoenix is a group studio in the middle of Brighton and is home to many reputable professional artists.  Becky Blair's studio is on the top floor and flooded with crisp morning light from the wall to wall windows.

Becky has made a haven in her working space (the squidgy sofa is most welcome after the  anticipatory climb!).  Art books and plants and loved things and inspiration surround Becky as she works through her unique and much refined processes of painting. 

We have worked together for as long as I've been in the business, and been friends for a while longer,  so these studio visits are regular treats. Conversations here have a tendency to meander and divert and that's somehow reflective of Becky's work.  Her paintings are about humanity and friendship, about pausing in the moment and simply spending time and you can get wonderfully lost in them.

Becky studied in Cheltenham and soon after began travelling, spending quite some time in Australia. She still has a strong following there and returns regularly to exhibit her work. Australian influences can clearly be seen in her paintings  with the confident and clean colour palette and integral motifs  and  mark making. 

Becky's paintings begin with canvases lying flat on  floor.  Fluid  colour is painted, dripped and drawn in varying shapes and marks which create the underpainting for her unique style.   Becky has also recently been experimenting with mono-printmaking and this, in turn, has further inspired her painting process. She tells me how the planning necessary in printmaking has  particularly influenced how her compositions come about. Whereas they used to evolve as she worked through her processes, Becky now has clearly formed ideas of the structure of the piece before she begins painting.  

When I visited Becky last month she was close to completing a  new collection of stunning works for our stand at Battersea Affordable Art  Fair which you can 

see in the slideshow and with full price and size info in the portfolio above.  

 

Seeing all the works together for the first time I was struck by their utter joyousness; the colours are  super uplifting  and the freedom in the compositions is so fresh.  They remind me of St Tropez and Matisse and fun times and sun times and that is just what we need!

You can read more about Becky and her practice in the fab blog below and see all her works in our gallery or  at forthcoming shows. 

https://affordableartfair.com/inspiration/meet-the-artist-becky-blair/

2020 CALENDAR

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

May

Affordable Art Fair Autumn Battersea

October 

 

Edinburgh Art Fair

November 

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Riad Oasis

acrylic on canvas framed size 69 x 69 cm £1,350