About the Artist

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Artist Biography: Atlanta, Georgia: Abstract, Butterfly & Landscape

Becky is a native of Georgia and has been painting for over 25 years. Initially self taught, she was encouraged to pick up a brush by her high school and college art instructors. After a successful career in business, she returned to her first love, and studied with international artist and instructor Philomena O’Quinn Edwards.

Becky’s favorite subjects are those of natural beauty, landscapes, and animals. She loves the depth of color oil painting allows but often chooses acrylic for its versatility. Becky has developed a layering and reverse painting technique that she uses on glass to evoke a Folk Art feel to those pieces.

In 2007, Becky began entering juried shows at the Grandview Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia where she was accepted and has been exhibited. She exhibits in other Atlanta metropolitan locations which have included Studio M on Bennett in midtown Atlanta, the Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Plum Tree Salon in Roswell, Daily Grind Coffee Shop and Café in Marietta, and Basil’s Restaurant in Buckhead. Her Fantasy Collection can be seen and purchased from Pat-a-Cakes Bakery in Columbus, Georgia. Her work is held in private collections; she accepts commissions and has pieces for purchase.


 Juried Art Shows:

  • April 2007, Atlanta Artists Center “Dogwood Show”
  • June 2007, Atlanta Artists Center “Light Expressions”
  • August 2007, Art Station, Kennesaw GA, “Summer Surprise” award
  • August 2007, Binders Limelight Gallery, Juried Show
  • October 2007, Atlanta Artists Center “Reverberations”
  • October 2007, Cobb Museum of Art, “Kennesaw State University, Art of the Golden Generation”
  • November 2007, Atlanta Artists Center, “Synchronicity”
  • December 2007, Atlanta Artists Center, “Winter Whimsy”
  • January 2008, Atlanta Artists Center, “Winners Circle”
  • February/March 2008, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia
  • June 2008, First Baptist Church “Generosity Show,” Smyrna, Georgia award
  • June/July 2008, Atlanta Artists Center “Saturation”
  • August 2008, Binders Limelight Gallery, Juried Show
  • August/September 2008, Atlanta Artist Center “2008 National Show”
  • August/September, South Cobb Arts Alliance “2008 National Show” Mableton, Georgia
  • August/September 2008, Downtown Library, Atlanta, Georgia
  • October 2008, Atlanta Artists Center, “Spice of Life” Award
  • November 2008, Atlanta Artists Center, “Synchronicity”
  • December 2008, Atlanta Artists Center, “Celebration”
  • January 2009, Atlanta Artists Center, “Winners Circle”
  • February 2009, Atlanta Artists Center, “Attraction”
  • April 2009, Atlanta Artists Center, “Dogwood”
  • May 2009, Atlanta Artists Center “Volunteer Appreciation”
  • July-September 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, “Salutes TULA Studio Artists”
  • August 2009, Binders Limelight Gallery, Juried Show
  • August/September 2009, South Cobb Arts Alliance “2009 National Show,” Mableton, Georgia
  • October 2009, Atlanta Artists Center “Beyond Perception”
  • December 2009, Atlanta Artists Center “Holiday Gems”
  • December 2010, Atlanta Artist Center, “Syncronicity”
  • January 2011, Atlanta Artists Center, “Winners Circle”
  • March 2011, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA
  • June 2011, Atlanta Artists Center “Figuratively Speaking”
  • August 2011, “The Binders Show”
  • September 2011, “The Bascom,” Highlands, NC
  • March 2012, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

Previous Exhibits:

  • Basils Restaurant, Grandview Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ivy Garden Antiques and Gifts, Holly Springs, Georgia
  • Pat-A-Cakes Bakery, Columbus, Georgia
  • Plum Tree Salon and Spa, Roswell, Georgia
  • Just 4 Fitness, Marietta, Georgia
  • Cobb Museum of Art Gift Shop, Marietta, Georgia
  • Daily Grind Coffee Shop and Café, Marietta, Georgia
  • Sandy Springs Library, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Downtown Library, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ritz-Carlton Residences 11/2010
  • May 2010, Buckhead Library
  • July 2010, Unitarian Universalist
  • July 2010, Harris Art Center, Calhoun, Georgia
  • Summer 2011 and 2013, Marietta Art Walk, Kitchenworks, Marietta, Georgia
  • October 2012, “The Big Show”,Harris Art Center, Calhoun, Georgia
  • August-September 2013, Clarkston Community Center, Clarkston, Georgia
  • 2013-2014 Reflections Gallery Shows 
  • May 2014 Mural for “Ronnie John’s Sunset Grille” Woodstock, GA
  • Selected for June 2014 Inagural “Art Gone Wild” Plein Air Event at Zoo Atlanta
  • 2015 Ehibitions at Reflections Gallery TN., Chattanooga, TN.

Television:

  • Background art work “Cobalt Infusion” created for Spring 2008, Black Box Productions and BET Dating Show
  • “Three Plus You”, WRCB TV Chattanooga,TN, July 2, 2014
  • Coprorate:
  • Selected for Corporate Art Collection, PNC Finiancial Services Group, Inc. -The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburg, PA.

Memberships and activities:

  • Atlanta Artists Center, Juried Member
  • 2008/2009 Atlanta Artists Center Grandview Gallery Co-Chair
  • Coordinator for Daily Grind Coffee Shop and Café seasonal art shows, Marietta, Georgia
  • 2013 Member, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia

Charity Events:

  • 2011-2014 “Chairish the Future,” annual invitation only event, The Furniture Bank of Atlanta
  • 2011 Visiting Nurse Hospice Atlanta Annual Fall Benefit
  • 2011, 2012 American Scores Atlanta, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2012, 2013 Kincaid Elementary Celebration of the Arts Day
  • 2012 Invited as guest artist to the Northeast Cobb Business Association “Alive after Five”
  • 2012 Art Sandy Springs Bows and Art$$ Bash

Instruction:

  • “Coffee and Canvas” Aline Wolf Adult Recreation Center, Smyrna Georgia 2011-2012

Gallery Representation:


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