Rebecca Cains RWA

Rebecca Cains is a representational artist whose work captures the less fashionable areas of towns and cities where she grew up and has revisited with renewed vision. They are places in a state of decay, often unnoticed but part of our everyday lives.

Much of her work has been based at a local scrap yard where she is visually interested in the haphazard shapes, textures and colours of decayed vehicles stacked together like forms of sculpture.


Go to her gallery page

Rebecca Cains
Rover in Scrapyard - Oil


January 29th 2015 at 7.30pm
Ione Parkin RWA
Elemental Perspectives

“My work celebrates the beauty of the raw elements of nature – contemplations on primal energy, chemical fusion and geological activity. I seek inspiration from varied sources – from physical experience of rock surfaces, microscopic images, visions of the expanding universe and satellite macro-imagery of Earth’s surface. I make abstract paintings which enable a synthesis to evolve from the complexity, diversity and interconnectedness of the natural world.”

Ione will discuss her recent work and the process of transforming observation and inspiration into abstraction through her highly tactile involvement in the act of mark-making.

Origins - Oil on canvas.


The Bath Society of Artists was founded in 1904 with twenty six foundation members and it has grown over the years to a membership of around 120 diverse talented artists.

Many distinguished 20th century painters have been associated with the Bath Society of Artists including Walter Sickert, John Singer Sargent, P. Wilson Steer, Gilbert Spencer, William Scott, Patrick Heron, Mary Feddon, Howard Hodgkin and more.

Use this site to browse work by our members or download entry forms for our annual open exhibition.

Bath Society of Artists showcase

The society holds an annual exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bridge Street, Bath. This is one of the most popular fixtures in the galleries calendar and attracts around 14000 visitors as well as 1000 entries. This is an open exhibition held in the summer months around July and any artist over the age of 18 may submit work for possible selection and winning of a prize.
BSA Exhibition

107 years of history

The society is steeped in history, having been associated with many well known artists. On our history page you can read and view pictures of past exhibitions as well as find out more about the Bath Society of Artists in general.

Pictured right is Walter Sickert in 1939

Walter Sickert

Artists gallery and shop

Here you can view many of the artists' work and buy directly online via Pay Pal. It gives a broad spectrum and diversity of talent to be found in the West country and within the societies ranks. There are also direct contact emails for most and links to their own websites so you can view more of their work.