Rebecca Steel is a freelance writer who has lived in London since 2008. Enthralled by the capital’s visual arts scene, she has written many reviews of its diverse exhibitions and lesser-known visitor attractions. Her interest in art began at a young age, inspired by her mother, a Slade-trained printmaker (Joan Hodgkiss). Even when studying human geography at Durham University, Rebecca maintained her enthusiasm for art by helping to organise exhibitions in her college grounds. Through her rural Suffolk upbringing she also developed an interest in wildlife conservation, influencing her decision to work for charities like the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the National Trust. Her favourite travel destinations include South East Asia and Australia, but in the future she would like to experience more of what Europe has to offer.