Rebecca Harrison's Artist Statement:
"I am an artist who struggles. Not the same as a struggling artist though. It is because I am surrounded by so much that I want to paint that I struggle to know where to start!
For the past twelve years I have consistently taken lessons and painted along the way. In addition, I experiment with drawing, printmaking, batik, etchings, collage, quilting and love it all. So today my art is not just what I did in a couple hours, but a long history of experimenting. I am always starting and stopping and starting again. I just try and make art. Art is my visual interpretation drawn from many sources and many journeys of my mind and body.
I love color, I love to have fun and to be whimsical and to try and try again. I love to be bold and honest and authentic. I try not to take myself too seriously. I try not to take anything too seriously to be honest unless it is a serious manner. It seems I am a little impressionistic, sometimes realistic and often a little of both.
When I paint I am thinking about light, composition, color and intensity. But the light is really the thing. I love moonlight, sunlight, daylight, firelight, soft light, bright light and subtle light. I am drawn to the outdoors and plein air painting in the summer and find myself in the studio in the winter and a little of both in between. I love the creative process. If the end result is what I set out to achieve then I'm pretty happy about that too.
Thank you for your interest."
Rebecca is a member of the New Hampshire Artist Association
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