“Inspiration for Rebecca is the ‘voice’ within the chaos mixed in with the beauty of the landscape. She likes to paint subject matter of man influenced landscapes shared and interacting with nature’s geography, geology and space to juxtapose our sense of reality with associated fragments of memory and emotions.”
Recent series of paintings have the theme — “Trailings Left Behind” which subtlety raises the critical consciousness. There is a story being told in each of her paintings which inspires one to take a second look.
Walking in a box canyon in a Utah State Park as a soft rain falls is mystical which she invokes into a painting of that hidden pond and its fractured colored reflections that connects to the reclusive and independent person who lived there.
Living in Colorado brought oil derricks, fracking and landfills amid the open space of the prairie within the background of the Rocky Mountains – man’s imprint in the layers going deep so that which is natural is no longer natural or nature.
People who view her paintings are interested in the process used for her technique—the drips of paint that are more than just drips of paint. The oil painting technique was developed from a need to add intense fractured and nuanced backgrounds for textured depth and form within her fine art paintings. Dripping the paint colors together dissipates the minerals in the paint in interesting ways, and becomes even more pronounced when adding in opaque and glazed layers. Sometimes you can only glimpse the dripping, other times, it is enhanced. The canvas is rotated, turned and angled to move the paint into other areas. She likes to use high end oils such as the Gamblin brand which has that high mineral content.
The images that are produced sometimes fade into the background and into each other. It is like “seeing thru the painting and glimpsing after images” – much like what is repeated in our mind once we have a visual image, it is an interpretation and a perception of our reality.
Rebecca’s fine art is held in collections throughout Colorado, Texas, Minnesota and Oregon.