Welcome to Week 4 of Meet the Resin8er! In this series we hope to inspire and motivate as we celebrate fantastic artists who are adapting and continuing to create while staying at home.
We are showcasing the work of some of our amazing customers that have inspired us, and through a ‘virtual interview’ we have delved into their journey so far with resin – enjoy!
This week’s Resin8er is Rebecca Kent and we would like say a huge thank you to Rebecca for sharing her amazing work with us.
Please tell us a little about your background.
I think for as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in art and creating, I studied all art related subjects through school and college, from Photography and 3D Design, to Fine Art and Art History, art’s always been that one constant passion of mine. I’ve had so many different art styles over the years, trying to find a style that works for me, I used to work in only black and white at one point which seems absolutely alien to me now, as colour has become such a huge part of my artwork!
Once I finished my Art Foundation course in 2014, I could either go to University and study Fine Art further or I could try to make it as a working artist and I decided to just go for it and start creating work to sell. I posted my art on various social media and sold it on different selling platforms, I took part in local art festivals, fairs and open houses which have all been fantastic experiences, but it’s been a slow process and not an easy one as I’m sure every artist can relate! But I wouldn’t trade that process for anything.
How did you get into resin? How long have you been using resin?
I first got into resin about 5 years ago after seeing some artists I followed on Instagram use it to coat their acrylic fluid paintings which is what I was doing at the time, just using fluid acrylic and pouring onto a canvas. As soon I saw the amazing glossy finish you get from resin I was completely obsessed and wanted to try it so I bought a small resin kit on amazon and coated one of my acrylic pieces with it and I just loved it from then on and have been experimenting with it ever since!
Where do you make your creations – do you have a studio? Is this your full-time work?
I make my art at home, I have a great little room where I can work which I love and am very thankful for. It’s not my full time job anymore, It was for a long time but after a while I found that I was putting too much pressure on myself to make each piece perfect in order to sell it and unfortunately that really took a toll on my mental health, so now I work full time for Pets Corner which I love, and I work on all my art projects during days off and down time, and it’s made creating so much more enjoyable and therapeutic for me, it’s really ignited my love of art and using resin again!
What inspires your work?
I live on the coast and I love the ocean, it’s always been a huge inspiration for me all the different blues, and how it can be calm one second and then rough and turbulent the next! A lot of my work is seascape based and using resin has been a really amazing and effective way of recreating that! I also I find myself being inspired by all kinds of nature, after a trip to Iceland in 2018 I really fell in love with it there, all the different greens and yellows, dark greys and icy blues and the more subtle colours in the landscape, and so my work lately has been moving in that direction which I’m really enjoying.
Whats your favourite Resin8 product?
I really love using the Dreamy Aquamarine mica powder, its such a beautiful and unique colour, but I would say my absolute favourite Resin8 products are the transparent tints, particularly turquoise it’s in almost all of my pieces, I can’t stop using it!
Do you sell your work? Where can we see your work?
We hope you have been inspired by Rebecca’s beautiful work and are enjoying this series of Meet the Resin8er. Look out for next week’s blog, when we will be introducing Julian Szmania.