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.

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 08:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 09:40 am

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.

Painting of a giraffe by Becca Wright.

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“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.

Becca Wright at her stall.

“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.

Painting of a monkey by Becca Wright.

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.