Rebecca Cains

Rebecca Cains Alan Halls Reclamation 83 x 98 x 2 cm oil on canvas
 Disused Petrol Station 52 x 68 x 2 cm oil on canvas

Awards
2010 Awarded first prize at the Open Painting Show RWA Bristol
2009 Andrew Brownsword Prize for an oil painting, Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2008 Best Regional Artist, Royal West of England Academy, 156th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Artist Statement
Rebecca Cains born in Radstock near Bath, is an artist who works in oils and the paintings are inspired by the fraying edges and less familiar areas around the cities of Bath and Bristol. Her representational paintings capture the haphazard shapes, colours and textures which can be seen at abandoned derelict architectural settings seldom viewed and otherwise taken for granted.



Her subjects include Bath Gas works and a Disused Petrol Station on Lower Bristol Road, Bath. Her work has also been based at a scrap yard in a once coal mining area (Radstock) The visual impact of the Scrap yard is powerful, with varied remains of vehicles in various stages of decay, stacked together like forms of sculpture. One of ordered chaos set against a backdrop of sombre beauty. Her main inspiration is taken from the ‘kitchen sink school’, which focussed their work deliberately on the unglamorous.


Rebecca Cains
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Education


2007-2010 B.A fine art painting, Bath Spa University
2006-2007 Foundation in art and design, Radstock, Somerset
1985-1988 Diploma in Dance ‘The Arts Educational Schools,’ London


Exhibitions


2009
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painters Hall, London
The New English Art Club, Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Royal West of England Academy, 157th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
Bath Society Of Artists,104th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Shortlisted, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield.21stSummer Show, Street, Somerset
Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Bath Society of Artists, 103rd Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, 20th Summer Show, Street, Somerset
Royal West of England Academy, 156th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
2007
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 120th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painter’s Hall, London
Royal West of England Academy, 155th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol


Awards


2008 Best Regional Artist, Royal West of England Academy, 156th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
2009 Andrew Brownsword Prize for an oil painting, Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2010 Awarded first prize at the Open Painting RWA Bristol