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Inspired: Rebecca Jory




by Webmaster, 24th April 2018

Paintings and photographic art by Rebecca Jory, Swansea

Born and raised in Mumbles, Gower, Rebecca lives in nearby Bishopston with her daughters Freya and Summer, and their boxer dog Seamus. She began selling her paintings and greetings cards while at college and has continued ever since.

 

ABOVE: THE GLORY OF LANGLAND

“I spent a lot of my youth at Langland Bay. For this piece I applied layers of paint to create the swooping movements of the sea and sand, which is what really brings it to life.”

 

LANGLAND BAY HUTS

“The huts at Langland are iconic. I’ve tried to create an individual view and style to them by giving them a vintage and nostalgic appeal, as with most of my photographic work. I take several images of the same view and play around with composition before layering to create the look I’m after. I use the images for framed prints, greetings cards, mugs, kitchen splashbacks and on cushions, which were originally requested by a friend and have since proved very popular.”

 

THE ORIGINAL SURFSIDE CAFE

“I photographed this image when I was around 14, walking with my sister Menna. Then a few years ago I was looking through old photographs for inspiration, came upon this one and realised its retro potential and nostalgic appeal. I knew people would feel drawn to the memories it would evoke and for its aesthetic appeal.”

 

TENBY

“This is a photographic image manipulated to look aged and nostalgic. Tenby is another magical Welsh town and reminds me a lot of Mumbles – not just its colourful houses, but the feel of it. I love to look at this image. I have a porthole framed print on my living room wall. It holds great memories for me – certain places are held dear in people’s hearts and minds.”

 

DAWN AT LOW TIDE, MUMBLES BAY

“I take photos wherever I go. Mumbles is a huge inspiration and I was drawn to painting the boats. I created this piece from some of my photos, initially using a layer of plaster mix to create texture then painting layer over layer to create even more texture and movement. I’m particularly drawn to the texture of this painting – you never quite know how a piece will turn out until it’s complete.”

 

Scroll down to see more of Rebecca’s work…

 

To see more of Rebecca’s work, and to get in touch, visit www.rebeccajoryart.com

 

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