Rebecca Styles loves being outdoors. She lives and works in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, which has shown to her that we are not so different from the landscape in which we exist.
Wind, water, sunshine. The land too is shaped and evolving and in its own constant battles with the elements on which its survival depends. Rebecca finds herself emotionally invested at the sight of the naked ground cowering with the onslaught of a gale, the surprise of the unexpected stream that carves its path through sodden ground after heavy rainfall, the almost audible sigh when the howling wind retreats and a light heat bathes the battered ground once again because in this wild and glorious place she can feel all this too.
She wants to paint to understand, to mimic the process and to express the feeling of magnificent vulnerability that comes with standing defiant in the face of a force 10 gale, so this is where she finds her creative energy now, in the wilderness, in the storm, splattered with paint and feeling very alive.