Doncaster artist takes leap and sets up her own business to pursue her passion
A Doncaster painter wants to encourage other artists to follow their creative dreams.
Becca Wright, aged 25, from Loversall decided to quit her job and set up her own art business Wright Art Limited.
Becca has always had a talent for art but it wasn’t until she saw the new wool market that she thought she could put her dreams into reality.
Becca said: “The kind of art I create is quite realistic.
“I like to do portraits and focus on animals.
“Generally people bring me a photo and I turn it into a painting.”
Her stall has been open for two months but she has painted her whole life.
She said: “I’ve always just had that talent in me to paint.
“I developed it in my A levels and started doing it for free for family and friends.
“But then people started to approach me who I didn’t really know, it made me think this could be something I could do on the side.”
For many years Becca did commissions but thought of her painting as a hobby.
She then spent seven months in Majorca painting which sparked the idea of painting as a full-time job.
Becca is one of the few local artists in Doncaster and she feels its important that she’s visible in the town centre.
She said: “I think it really does help to motivate people, especially a lot of artists that feel that they can’t pursue their art because they’re held back by bills.
“To see someone who has done this for themselves and created a career out of it, they might then think that they can follow that path too instead of doing something normal.
“I see so many people who have such a talent but they never pursue it because they’re scared.
Becca is currently taking orders for Christmas portraits - contact her through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WrightArtStudio/
Or visit her in the wool market to ask for more details.