BERGESE, Rebecca

1958 - ?

Rebecca Bergese

As Rebecca Neil, she was born at Willesden, London in 1958, daughter of Denis Stephen Neil and his wife Karen née Tolhurst, who married at Ealing in 1954. Rebecca married at Islington, London in 1981, Michael Karl Hans Bergese (February 1945-) and paints as Rebecca Bergese. Rebecca studied at University of Warwick taking a B.A. Psychology in 1980, Croydon College of Art & Design, Post-Gradiate Diploma Theatre Design in 1982 and began her professional life as a Costume Designer for Dance and Theatre. She later studied at the University of East London for a master's in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies 1995 and, as a Child Psychotherapist, work which has influenced her approach to creative thinking. After studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design 2005-2009, taking a B.A. Fine Art, Rebecca has concentrated on painting and object making, drawn to the potential of colours and organic forms to revitalise perceptions. After living in London, in 2017 she relocated to the Suffolk countryside and Rebecca's work begins from experience of places, people and atmosphere which drives the imagery, the colours and the forms. Although she works primarily in watercolour and mixed media, she also enjoys working with oil paint and finds it the most versatile medium. Rebecca is a member of Easterly Artists and she exhibits across Europe with solo shows at Open Studio, London and Church St Studio, Framlingham, Suffolk with many mixed shows and her work is held in private collections.

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