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Rebecca Washington

Rebecca Washington

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Artist Work

Conception of Adam and Eve
Mixed Media on paper
24x30
First Kiss
chalk pastel
18x24
Vanity
watercolor
12x16
Pied Piper
watercolor, chalk pastel, acrylic
16x24
Never More
charcoal
20x24
Sleep
charcoal & sanguine
18x24

Artist Information

County
Carroll County
Phone
2024238832
Artistic Category

Other, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Images can communicate things that words can't. All of my work contains some expression of my subconscious and is spiritual and emotional in nature. Because of this, it is usually similar to Surreal or Expressionist art although I also do life studies and representational work to improve my skills. The shadows of erased lines are very important to the finished work because they are whispers of the journey in the evolution of a piece. Every piece is a laborious process of work, re-work, and re-work again. From a faint idea or inspiration, I discover a 'story' gradually unfolding as the image materializes. When a piece can completely tell it's 'story,' I know that 'journey' is done. Every work is imbued with thoughts, feelings, and some appeal to connect and be understood. Occasionally a piece is a form of visual prayer to what God or 'power of the universe' there may be. How the edges of a field and the juncture of lines and planes work fascinates me but, connecting with a viewer is perhaps even more important. Sometimes a social challenge. Sometimes an impish whimsy. Sometimes a reflection of wonder.

Artist Bio

 

30+ years making art (don't ask my age!)  

Bachelors in Fine Art, Penn State University

Masters in Arts Administration, Southern Methodist University