Becca grew up in Pinckney, MI surrounded by rivers, lakes, and fields…endless playgrounds for her imagination which still hold true today no matter where she is on the map. She has exhibited in juried art shows across Michigan and Florida, and her work is held in private collections in the United States, Canada, England, and Sweden. She has been featured in MidCurrent, American Angler, and Fly Rod & Reel magazine and published in “International Contemporary Artists” Vol VII, 2013. In 2010 and 2012 Becca’s paintings were exhibited at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI and she will be exhibiting her oil painting “Radiant Brown Trout” for ArtPrize 2013.
I use the remarkable beauty of fish to create abstract, bold, and elegant works of art. I find the colors and patterns of fish to be so striking, and when combined with looking at them in their environments (like water rushing over their scales or the sun filtering through their fins) I discovered my love of the outdoors is in a way, paralleled with acknowledging the natural beauty of fish patterns. I sample the methods of expressionistic, impressionistic, and abstract painting techniques to make connections between the line, color, and form created in fish, natural environments, and my own memories of the outdoors- all is connected.
The goal of my work is to capture the energy felt when admiring any moment of beauty in nature. Those who fish often find the imagery instantly recognizable but even people who do not fish find something spectacular in the work. This is what intrigues me and fuels my interest to paint fish as a subject.
I first began painting fish as artistic subject only…though it did not take long for me to get a fly rod in hand to pursue fish on my own. I love it and hope to see you out on the water!