Rebecca Westguard

Born: 1979
Place of Birth: Kent

Born in Kent, Rebecca Westguard 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 tuition of Joyce W. Cairns she was able to explore her admiration and fascination of the human form.

Trained as a painter, inspired by Florentine travels and her time spent at Hospitalfield House – Rebecca has concentrated her entire practice on the traditions of studying from life. Rebecca received the John Kinross Scholarship on graduation in 2002 and has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London on two occasions. A prize winner at the National Open Art Competition and Aberdeen Artist Society, she has established and defined an inherent individual drawing style, with an innate sense of respect for the time-honoured tradition of life drawing. Whilst maintaining her studio practice, Rebecca has taught drawing at Gray’s School of Art since 2005 and she also established and developed the Hospitalfield Trusts Masterclass Programme. Rebecca will be exhibiting in the Gallery in April 2018.