La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Painting
Country: Australia
At La Macina: 2019

Living near Newcastle harbour has inspired me to paint the coal ships and the ever changing scenes around Newcastle’s working harbor and windswept beaches. I have lived near the sea for the past 40 years of my life and the first 20 years were in an isolated country landscape. Both of these environments have had a strong influence on my painting.
I studied a degree in Fine Art majoring in painting at Newcastle University graduating in 2001. My techniques and subject matter can be quite diverse which reflects my eclectic early training, and there is a distinctive style woven into the painted and drawn images.
My major interests are painting in Oils and Soft Pastels. Subjects include Maritime scenes, Landscapes and Seascapes.

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