Rebecca Holloway considers the moment when a dog is left alone, and she is struck by their tenderness and need for comfort.
She has chosen to depict the dog at the focal point of this painting with the rest of the elements falling into place around the dog. Rebecca finds dogs are often secondary to human presence, so here she paints the dog as the central focus, the main character in this story.
Rebecca is interested in human relationships to plants, animals and the wilderness of nature. She paints the spaces that we give to plants and animals and considers how we contort our lives and surroundings to include living creatures or plants.
She notes how we often sanitise, restrict, or strip away the essential elements of nature of other living things to accommodate our human habit. She seeks to bring back a sense of 'otherness' in her paintings which she feels is lost by human intervention.
Fine Art (BA Hons), University of Edinburgh, 2018.
Group Exhibitions: F.E.E.L.S, Teviot Row House, Edinburgh 2019. ALIGHT, Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2019. Emergence, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle 2018.
Rebecca Holloway is also including Areca in The Christmas Auction.