Rebecca Coleman ASGFA
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Rebecca has exhibited work at some of the country’s most iconic artistic locations — the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, the Mall Galleries, and in Cork Street — and with distinguished organisations including the Society of Wood Engravers, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal West of England Academy. She regularly exhibits at other galleries across London, the UK and beyond.
Rebecca was elected to the SGFA in 2014, and in the same year held her first solo exhibition at the Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow, London.
Having worked across a range of different media, Rebecca’s focus in recent years has been on monochrome printmaking. She has achieved particular recognition and success with her ongoing series of wood engravings and linocuts exploring the world of the London Underground. These have featured in numerous exhibitions, from the RA Summer Exhibition to the International Wood Engraving Invitational in Seattle. Many of these works reveal this subterranean world from the eyes of a fellow — yet seldom seen — traveller, Rattus norvegicus.
In addition to urban scenes, Rebecca’s work is also focused on wildlife and nature. Rebecca studied entomology at Imperial College, London which fostered her passion for drawing the natural world. She took a course in illustration after finishing her degree, and this introduced her to various forms of printmaking. In 2011 she attended a wood engraving course in Brighton, taught by Chris Daunt, which ignited her interest in this medium.
“I am always very eager to explore and experiment with new media and materials, and I feel that I am on an ever-expanding – and exciting – learning curve when it comes to art.”