Bethany Royle

Bethany Royle - BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History

Salford based Bethany Royle is best known for acrylic paintings and photography that convey the traditional aspects of genre painting and the everyday. Royle’s in depth pieces retell scenes from her personal life, whether that may be past childhood images or present day representations of adulthood. Her artistic approach is to sketch from these photographs and later paint them on MDF wood boards and canvases. Artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Matt Stuart have inspired her to experiment with acrylic, watercolour, oil and photography. 

As an Art Historian at the Manchester Metropolitan University she has explored the themes of historical, modern and contemporary art. She has a keen interest in the history and development of painting and the visual arts, more specifically in understanding the artist studio, pop art and post modernism. As an Art History student she is intrigued in the archival sectors of galleries and museums and hopes that she can develop a career in this field.