Welcome Rebecca Jewell, new gallery artist
Rebecca Jewell grew up in Nigeria and North London and spent a year aged 18 in Papua New Guinea, where she encountered Birds of Paradise, Cockatoos, and Parrots.
This was to have a huge impact on her life as an artist. After studying anthropology at Cambridge, she went on to do her PhD on Feather Art at the Royal College of Art.
Her intricate drawings and unique feather collages, are inspired by her passion for conservation. Using a technique she has perfected for printing images onto feathers, Jewell collages these feathers into assemblages representing ‘headdresses’ and ‘capes’.
Rebecca’s artworks have been widely exhibited in the UK including shows at the British Museum (where she is artist in residence in the Oceanic department) and the Natural History Museum. Jewell has had work selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the ING Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Competition, the National Print Biennale and the National Original Print Exhibition. She is a member of the Art Workers’ Guild, and a Fellow of both the Linnean Society and the zoo.
Rebecca's work can be seen in our 'Feather Your Nest' mixed summer exhibition. This is a curated exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by birds and feathers also including new paintings by Rachel Deacon, Pam Hawkes, James Mortimer, Katy Sullivan and papier-mâché bird sculptures by David Farrer.