Rebecca Newport is an abstract painter from London, UK. Her signature colourful style is fast becoming a favourite amongst collectors and interior designers who love her unique and fun take on contemporary painting.
From a young age Rebecca began to paint and draw patterns. Some of her earliest memories were of prints on clothes and wallpapers. It was no surprise then when later in life she went to study a degree in Textile design at Chelsea College, The University of Arts London, selling her final collections to catwalk designers Calvin Klein and Guess.
On graduating Rebecca continued to paint alongside working in fashion buying and most recently as a photographic stylist.
Working with a variety of acrylic mediums and mixed media, each work explores Rebecca’s passion for colour and form. Her creative process includes mark making, pattering and layering paint to creative her signature look. She paints spontaneously and intuitively trying not to focus on the end result too much, letting the brush marks, splotches and spills occur. Often they will become part of the work itself, which is a process that Rebecca loves.
Her aim is to create work that brings positivity and joy into people’s homes through her passion for colour.
She lives in the London suburb of Kew Gardens with her husband and son.
'I enjoy intuitively painting layers onto canvas's working with washes of colour and building up texture with oil sticks, acrylics and watercolours. I love working with a bright and colourful palette and exploring how different colour combinations interact with each other. My practice is heavily influenced by my textile design backgrounds which is evident in the surface textures and patterns in my work'.