Rebecca Asghar is an award winning figurative artist who works in many media including oil painting and drawing. She trained in the classical Atelier method and attained a Diploma in Portraiture from Heatherleys School of Fine Art.
Rebecca’s work is characterised by her bold, expressive strokes and contrasts of light and shade. She draws inspiration from her own life experiences: cultural discords, views and beliefs. Rebecca applies the same individual approach to both her self portraits and her portraits of others. Rebecca’s personal mantra is that until one truly looks at oneself, one cannot hope to achieve that same conversation about someone else when painting a portrait. Viewers have praised Rebecca’s work for both its visual impact and its emotional truthfulness.
Exhibitions and Awards
Nov 2018: Winner of Mr Heatherley prize for best three figure composition at Heatherleys School of Fine Art
May 2019: Ruth Borchard self portrait prize exhibition 2019
July 2019: Winner of joint World’s End Studio prize
July 2019: Exhibition at World’s End Studios
October 2019: Leytonstone festival, exhibition at Leytonstone Library
November 2019: Art Maze, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
April 2020: Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2020
April 2020: Maze of Colour, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf