Rebecca Mørch

Rebecca Morch photo

Artist - Author - Illustrator

Born in Devon in 1964, Rebecca grew up enjoying the wonderful beaches, moors and countryside. She trained and worked as an Occupational Therapist and later a Masseuse. A change of direction led to Rebecca returning to her original love of art. She painted and designed products until finally becoming a full time artist. Her artwork has been reproduced by several art publishers over the years.

Rebecca’s diverse and deeply founded styles in various medium, are a reflection of her wide ranging life experience and career path. She is known for her contemporary landscapes, thought provoking caricature penguins and bold flowers. Her work shows an intense attraction to shape, form, pattern and colour, along with a powerful interest in energy, spirit, emotion, behaviour and posture.

Rebecca has been inspired to write and illustrate on the issues of climate change for children and their adults. The result of this has been a successful story book called, ‘Who Will Save Us?‘ and the creation of an on-line series for Arctic Survey Education called, ‘To Know the Real Answer‘.

Now, in her return to artwork in late 2016, Rebecca continues to be drawn to develop new work, introducting her interpretation of the retro fashion today, with her 'Modern Retro' design range.

Artist's Statement

My art is an integral part of me, for I become the piece I am creating - so that as it evolves, I evolve with it. The first stroke brings a rush of energy flowing through me, all wrapped up in a concoction of excitement, trepidation and anticipation. It is at this point that I know I have started a brand new relationship, to last not only the days, or often many weeks to create the piece – but for a lifetime!

Along with an intense love of and fascination with the flowers, landscapes and figures that inspire my work, I am also captivated by the deliciousness of the colours and textures of the paints, charcoal and pencils themselves. My brushes and pallet knives are another love, each with their own personality. On picking up my favourite tools a whole history melts into my hand, since these tools have been handed down to me by late family members.

In all, my art is my joy, and is set deep within my heart and soul.


Résumé

1997 - 1999 - Exhibiting in the South West of England and Palm Springs, California.

  • Published by 'Beechwoods', and 'Northern Editions' fine art publishers

1999 - 2004 - Personal break to raise family

2004 - 2007 - Exhibiting in numerous art galleries in the South West of England including:

  • Triton Galleries, Exeter and Torquay, Devon
  • Picture House Galleries, St Mawes and Penryn, Cornwall
  • Steam Gallery, Beer, Devon
  • Artframe Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
  • Hind Street Gallery, Ottery St Mary, Devon
  • Kingfisher Gallery, Sidbury, Devon

2004 - 'The Spirit Within' at the Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter - Solo Exhibition

2005 - 'Nine Days of Art', Open Studio - Solo Exhibition

2005 - 'Christmas Exhibition' at Frames and Boxes Gallery, Devon - Solo Exhibition

2006 - Published by 'Redmondrian' fine art publishers

2006 - 'The Art of Penguins' at Living Coasts, Torquay - Solo Exhibition

2006 - 'Summer Exhibition' at 16 Strand, Shaldon, Devon - Solo Exhibition

2006 - 'Winter Exhibition' at Frames and Boxes Gallery, Devon - Solo Exhibition

2007 - 'Autumn Exhibition' at Gallery 16, Shaldon, Devon - Joint Exhibition

2006 - 2007 - Writing and illustrating her child/adult book on climate change, 'Who Will Save Us?'

2007- 2010 - Publishing and educational talks at schools and conferences related to the 'Who Will Save Us?' book and project

2008 - 2009 - Writing and Illustrating, 'To Know the Real Answer' - an on-line children's story for Arctic Survey Education - the educational programme of the Catlin Arctic Survey. Composing and writing the theme song, 'To Know the Real Answer' and working with schools in its production

2009 - Doddiscombsleigh Art Show - Joint Exhibition

2010 - Gallery Launch Exhibition - Seale Hayne, Devon - Joint Exhibition

2010 - Open Studios Exhibition - Seale Hayne, Devon - Solo Exhibition

2010 - Christmas Exhibition - Seale Hayne, Devon – Joint and Solo Exhibitions

2011 - Spring Exhibition - Stokeinteinhead, Devon – Solo Exhibition

2011 - Delamore Art 2011 - Cornwood, Devon - Joint Exhibition

2011 - Six Days of Art Launch Exhibition - Rill Estate, Devon - Joint Exhibition

2011 - Six Days of Art - Seale Hayne, Devon - Joint and Solo Exhibitions

2011 - Summer Exhibition - Seale-Hayne, Devon - Joint Exhibition

2011 - Torbay Rotary Exhibition - Toorak Hotel, Torquay, Devon - Joint Exhibition

2011 - Open Studios - Hannahs at Seale-Hayne – Joint and Solo Exhibitions

2011 – Christmas Exhibition - Hannahs at Seale-Hayne – Joint and Solo Exhibitions

2012 – Spring Exhibition - Blackboard Bistro - Hannahs at Seale-Hayne - Solo Exhibition

2012 – Autumn Exhibition – J J’s Music School - Newton Abbot – Solo Exhibition

2012 – Christmas Exhibition – J J’s Music School - Newton Abbot – Solo Exhibition

2012 – Opening Exhibition – Arty Smarty – Clifton – Bristol – Joint Exhibition

2013 - New Year Sale Exhibition - JJ's Music School, Newton Abbot - Solo Exhibition

2013 - Edinburgh Zoo Centenary Dinner Auction - commissioned piece in celebration

2013 - Clifton Art House, Bristol

2016 - Launch of the 'Modern Retro' range

2016 - Autumn re-launch exhibition - Devon Open Studios - Frames & Boxes, Newton Abbot - solo exhibition

 


(I have continued to work under my maiden name, hence I am Rebecca Uglow trading as Rebecca Mørch)