Young artist Rebecca Wilson goes bush for ideas

METAPHOR: Rebecca Wilson with  her paintings. Picture: Marina Neil
METAPHOR: Rebecca Wilson with her paintings. Picture: Marina Neil

REBECCA Wilson’s life-long dream to become an artist is a step closer after her HSC artwork was included in the  Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s ARTEXPRESS exhibition.

Miss Wilson, 18, created five landscape paintings depicting the Australian bush that reflect her love of bush walking and symbolise transitions through life.

“It’s about a journey, the journey through the HSC and from being a teenager to becoming an adult,” she said.

“The last painting shows that while there can be struggles along the way, there is always hope.”

Her inspiration came from a photograph she took during a bush walk. 

“It took me about an average of six weeks to complete each one of them, I started working on it at the start of year 12 and I finished two weeks before it was due,” Miss Wilson said.

She will start a fine arts degree at the University of Newcastle in July.

The exhibition can be viewed between 10am and 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday until July 6.