Oh to see the world through a child’s eye…a perspective that as adults we often take for granted. Fresh young eyes, seeing things that are new or different. As adults we see things that we know or have come to expect.
Look to the clouds, what do you see? As a child there was so much fun in seeing flying fish or a bearded face only for them to disappear seconds later. It’s only now as an adult with children of my own that I’ve realized the creative possibilities that lie naturally around us. Their curiosity changes our view of the world. Look at a mountainous landscape, what do you see? A panoramic profile of loved ones perhaps?
‘Remembering Judy’ is a commission of a lost loved one, the birds depicting the two young children she left behind.
‘Mother and Daughters’ A landscape of a mother and her four daughters.
‘Welcome To The World’ Capturing the baby’s face silhouette in a piece of art.
All Images Are © Rebecca Barlow
Guest Artist Bio
Born in the UK, Rebecca moved to New Zealand in 2018 and launched Turquoise Toffee design studio from her home in Auckland – creating traditional and digital media artwork.
Traditionally trained at art school in the UK, she had several years on another tangent as a nutritionist, and then bringing two little people into the world has kept her busy. She’s come full circle back to her creative nature and retrained in digital art, enjoying interweaving both traditional and digital work into her pieces.
Rebecca’s style is representational yet abstract. She seeks to capture the love of colour and movement, creating fun and impactful pieces that resonate with the viewer. With an emphasis on personalisation, her pieces are a talking point and most of all to be enjoyed.
You can enjoy her online gallery and shop at Turquoise Toffee