Rebecca Denton: I love it when a person gets lost in a picture, carried back to their childhood or inspired.
Starting with very rough sketches, I translate some of them into paintings or handmade prints. My handbag is full of scribbles on the backs of receipts or napkins because you never know when an idea may arrive.
I’ve been creating for over two decades and my love of storytelling started with a performing arts background and the dreamy, whimsical themes from a tendency to ‘switch off’ from the world around me.
I like to combine my ideas with ancient printmaking techniques, particularly etching, as I can achieve multiple prints with a beautiful, crafted vintage feel where each one is handmade and therefore unique.
My tidy studio (nothing like my handbag) in North London is where the chaos of my ideas find order and come to life.
I enjoy the texture and atmosphere I can create with monotypes and try to capture an expressive gesture, a short moment of beauty where the soul of the person or place can be felt.
My handmade prints are permanently on show at the Southbank Printmakers Gallery in South East London and at Wills Art Warehouse in Richmond.