This First Friday will feature the artwork of Rebecca Velde. She will be showcasing a selection of her paintings for the month of April. Swing by for a drink and some sushi on Friday, April 6th from 5-9pm!
Here's a statement from Rebecca on her artwork.
"When I was very young, my Dad, who was an architect, showed me how to draw a box in 2 point perspective. This was magical. I have been looking and drawing ever since. Now I am interested in trying to get that illusion of depth by using color and line white telling a story. I find that making a good painting is like making a good pool shot. First you practice endlessly, then, maybe after a few adult beverages, you just shoot.
I spent my first 18 years in the North Woods of Minnesota, fishing, catching reptiles, sailing: everything you can do in and on the water and the snow. I started studying art at Hamline University in St Paul, MN. with encouragement from Leo Lasansky. I lived in Kentucky and learned about the coal mining industry, Arizona and learned about the desert, North Dakota and Iowa; the Amber Waves of Grain. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in painting. Right after that, I moved to Montana: the most beautiful place in the world, where I have been the longest, in fact most of my life."