Rebecca Fullerton (Painting)
In making art, I like to look at forms and colors and think about how they would work as a painting. Every work is a challenge and a puzzle to be solved. Combining pretty images and patterns together to take on a more fascinating aspect is a goal I set out for myself with each piece, be it in the form of an oil paintings that look deep and inviting, like a shady place on a hot summer day, or in a light, airy watercolor of a mountain scene.
I’m inspired by old photographs that say, “These were the good old days." Many of my recent works on canvas deal with nostalgia, family history, and rural America in the 1950s. They are based on family stories and photo album fragments. With these works I choose to reflect a softened and somewhat naive view of the life of my relatives. Even if day-to-day life was hard, the paintings show a life of innocence.
During the summer I focus on plein air landscape painting in the mountains of New England, particularly the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each year I hike in the backcountry, taking in the dramatic scenery of the wilderness, sketching, painting, and taking photographs for later use. I am always trying to capture the special atmosphere unique to this area with its changeable weather, steep trails, and inspiring views. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Recent Juried Shows:
"Art 100 Boston," Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA. December 4 - December 19, 2015.
"Abstracted," Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. November 5 - November 29, 2015.
"Who Might I Be?" Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA. August 6 - August 31, 2015.
"Juror's Choice," Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. July 24 - August 30, 2015.
"Art in Motion," Audio Concepts, 870 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. April 1 - January 2016.