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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Artist makes herself known

SINCE moving to Humshaugh from the United States two years, artist Rebecca Noelle has had no shortage of inspiration for her paintings.

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Making a name: American artist Rebecca Noelle with her exhibition in the M.J. Forster Gallery, Hexham.

The picturesque Northumberland landscape has been the main focus of her work since the relocation, and she was recently able to display her paintings to a local audience.

For one week, Rebecca took over the exhibition space at M.J. Forster art gallery in Hexham and it provided the ideal opportunity for her to get her name known to a local audience.

Rebecca has enjoyed her time working in the Tyne Valley because of the beautiful scenery – but her favourite views occur when the weather is not at its best.

She said: “I have been trying to focus on some local work which I really enjoy because there is a lot of coast and seascapes.

“It is very easy to be inspired by the Northumberland countryside but especially, for me, at this time of the year when the light is much lower.

“Even though the weather is at its foggiest, the landscapes are at their prettiest.”

Rebecca, who moved to the Tyne Valley from Colorado, with her husband two years ago, has a long history of working in the arts.

After gaining a degree in fine arts at university, she illustrated books before deciding that the landscape around her was more intriguing.

She has worked professionally in the arts for the past 15 years, adapting to her differing landscapes, and she is now hoping to make herself known in Tynedale.

Rebecca said: “I want to get my name out there and I want to become established as a local artist, and this week has gone some way to doing that. It has been nice to get a lot of positive feedback, with people coming in to look at my pieces.”

Contact Rebecca at info@paintedcommissions.co.uk.

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