The photos from the Hubble space telescope have fascinated Rebecca Seymour since they were first made publically available in the late 1990s. To her, the imagery represents a form of time travel. Since the light from the vastness of the universe takes so long to reach the Earth, it is as if we are looking billions of years into the past. Her paintings strive to help us connect to the expansiveness that surrounds us.
Working in acrylic, Rebecca creates large-scale paintings of her favorite nebulae, including the Star Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula. Layers of transparent paint and glazing mediums create the illusion of depth. Currently she works with canvas stretched over a 4’ x 8’ piece of plywood. Finished paintings are then mounted on reinforced stretcher bars and framed in a neutral gray toned metal frame.
Rebecca studied painting at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR and is a founding member of North Bank Artists Community Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting artists. She participated in Clark County Open Studios in November 2014 and is an on-going member of Artist Trust in Washington State. Rebecca was also juried into American Art Collector Magazine, which was published in October 2015. She has been painting seriously for 15 years; most recently in her new studio with ample skylights and windows. For more information on Rebecca Seymour, visit her website by clicking here.
This month, spirit samplings will available courtesy of Crafted Life – a collection of artisan distilleries from the Pacific Northwest. Each distillery brings its own unique interpretation to the creation of hand-made spirits and Crafted Life brings them all together in a varied membership for spirit lovers. For more information on Crafted Life, please click here.
Please join us May 5th at our Pearl District office (1321 NW Hoyt Street) from 5 – 8 PM.