Rebecca de Winter    

 

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  My early influence and training in art came from time spent in my father's studio as a child. He was the philosopher and classical painter Dr. Henry Campbell F.R.S.A who studied with Pietro Annigonni for a period in Florence and was himself an established portrait painter with his own gallery in Kent.
Under his guidance from a young age I received a strict training in the techniques and mediums of the Italian Renaissance painters
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From 1975 to 1980 I attended Kent Institute of Art and Design, where I did a Foundation course followed by a Degree course in Graphic Design/ Illustration.
After graduating I took on commissions and exhibited in several galleries in Kent, whilst at the same time working as an illustrator for the BBC commissioned to illustrate for the childrens television programme Jackanory.
During this time I also worked as an Illustrator for a number of Educational and Childrens book Publishers.
In 1981 I accepted an art teaching post at Kings School, Rochester in Kent, later to become Head of the Art Department.
Here I stayed for twenty three years, whilst continuing painting and accepting portrait commisions. I have had many private commissions over the years. In 2003- I moved to West Wales where I continue to teach three private Art groups and work as a freelance painter.