Comfortably lost at The Meffan

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THE next exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar is by artist Rebecca Westguard.

The exhibition, entitled Comfortably Lost features recent work completed during a

residency at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.

Rebecca’s delicate and intense studies of the human figure depict a study of life seen with some transparency and portray her sitters in what often seem like moments of tranquillity.

Peaceful and with delicate line, the works are representations of people in their most honest light.

Born in 1979 in Kent, Rebecca lived in West Sussex before moving to the north east of Scotland at the age of nine. She studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, where,

under the influential tuition of artists such as Joyce Cairns and Frank Convery, she was encouraged to explore her admiration and fascination of the human form.

Rebecca received the John Kinross Scholarship on graduation and has exhibited at the

Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London on two occasions.

A recent prize winner at the National Open Art Competition, Chichester, Rebecca remains inspired by Florentine travels, a six week trip to Malaysia and her recent summer’s study at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.

Rebecca’s drawing processes are unique. She has established and defined an inherent individual drawing style, with an innate sense of respect for the time-honoured tradition of life drawing.

The exhibition opens to the public this Saturday and runs until Saturday, June 25, admission free.