Rebecca Hawkins

Based near Andover in Wiltshire, Rebecca creates beautiful drawings and sculptures which hold movement and elegance at their core. Her versatile approach ensures that her choice of materials and technique are specific to each piece.
Rebecca’s distinctive line of charcoal drawings have developed over the last 12 years. Time spent travelling and working in Nepal and India has given her an unbending respect for the women who live there. Inspired by their elegance and strength in the face of social and environmental hardship, she has sought to champion them through her drawings. Drawing from her minds eye, Rebecca aims to capture their sense of movement and the unmistakable “feel” of what it is to see these ethereal paragons in their surroundings. Gradually over the years she has started to introduce the use of gold leaf, and cultural references in the form of block printing found in their saris, into her drawings. Using a technique she has developed, she draws on gold leaf to build beautiful and unusual drawings which pay homage to the women who evolve from within them. Rebecca’s emphasis on traditional skills while incorporating beautifully crafted imagery is building a reputation with private and public collectors alike, both in the UK and abroad.