Becky Nuttall Artist Poet Devon, United Kingdom
Becky comes from an artistic and literary background based in Brixham Devon. She studied art in the early seventies but got diverted by literature and, latterly, the social development of adolescents. The research undertaken as part of her MA reconnected her to her own adolescence and its influences.
She is a published poet and performs her poetry. Her anthology ‘Nick’s Gift’ was published in October 2019. She runs Stanza Extravaganza spoken word event in Torquay Devon and is a member of Torbay Culture Board. Highly commended for “Last offices’ Torbay Poetry Festival National Competition 2018
Two works shortlisted for Society of Women Artist - Mall Galleries 2022 - result pending Bursary Award for 'Art of the School' solo exhibition March 2022 ‘The anchorhold – 1971’ has been selected and sold at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021
Her work “Bedroom shrine to the virgin of the rocks” was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017 and highly recommended alternative or mixed media in the show – Torbay Guild of Artists 2018.
Also Best alternative/mixed media and best painting in show for ‘St Peter Chanel of the Staffroom’ Torbay Guild of Artists 2018
‘Dorothy chasing rainbows’ has been selected best acrylic painting in the show – Torbay Guild of Artists Exhibition 2021
‘I am not a romantic’ selected by SWAc Open Exhibition 2021
Becky is a UNESCO English Riviera Ambassador Artist
· Influence of religious dogma on childhood, adolescence and feminism and an emerging female artist in the Seventies
· Referencing the objects, places and influences in Becky’s past including rock music and popular culture
· Rituals, past and present, that influence the future
Becky paints mainly in acrylic but she also uses mixed media including parts of her original childhood and art student works which are collaged into paintings. Works with a reference to religious iconography replicate the paintings in convent schools. Becky sometimes includes works by her father and children to show the artistic tradition that runs through her family.
“Visiting Artists” is Becky’s blog on her website; recalling the influence of her artist father, his friends, convent education and art school education on her life