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This is what I do!

Paint
Teach
Market
Ship & Receive
Drive (grandkids & painting trips)
Website Development (always something to do)

A few random facts about me

√ I don’t chew gum

√ I make up stories about people I see on the street

√ I once put a sweatshirt on backwards and thought someone turned out the lights, briefly.

√ I’m good at math, despite being an artist.

√ I explore neighborhoods when I travel.

√ I love reading about history.

√ I eat popcorn evenly around the bowl as I turn it.

√ I love solving puzzles of all kinds.

√ I drink tea everyday.

√ I have a sarcastic sense of humor that will get me in trouble if I don’t curb it at times.

Seriously.....a little about me.

Bio

Born and raised in Oregon, Becky moved to Scottsdale in 1993. Soon after arriving she started taking workshops at the Scottsdale Artists School and continued her education traveling around the country to learn from prominent plein air artists.

In 1997, Becky juried into Women Artists of the West. In the summer of 1998, she was included in a show at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, AZ called Painters of the American Desert. She has been published in Art of the American West, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine and in the Phoenix Home and Gardens Magazine. Her paintings have been collected by the Kierland Resort and Spa, Tucson Resort and Spa, American Equity Insurance, Banner Hospital, Scottsdale Resort and Pioneer Home Bank. Her paintings have also been included in the books Painting Impressionist Color and Art of the American West. Becky is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, a signature member of American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society, where she has been serving as 2014 & 2015 show chair.
Becky’s work has received numerous awards in national exhibitions, plein air events and has been collected by corporate clients. She was a speaker and demonstrator at the National Plein Air Convention in Carmel in 2013. Becky has achieved signature status in Plein Air Painters of Hawaii, the Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Painters of Colorado and been invited to participate in plein air events, including Art in the Open in Ireland in 2014. Becky is the author of Using Foundational Concepts to Create Better Paintings. She also teaches workshops across the US and Europe. Becky’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Montana, Pennsylvania and California.

Painting en plein air is an exhilarating experience of being present in the moment and experiencing the nuances of your surroundings.

Artist Statement – Resume

 

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BECKY JOY ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings capture the essence of my experiences expressing them in a thoughtful, beautiful way using light to illuminate and to create an atmospheric glow in my paintings. They come from the desire to share the beauty of nature that I see whether it is in my landscapes or still lifes. I’m drawn to the colors of fleeting light on the landscape in sunsets, moonlight and early morning which I try to portray with realistic color. But I will also push the color if it’s necessary to convey how I feel about the scene. I paint what excites and inspires me, color combinations, lighting effects, and contrasts in elements, painting in rich, luminous color and expressive, painterly brushwork.

My goal is to create art that inspires and instills joy through the beauty of nature.

RESUME

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2016

  • American Women Artists, Vermont
  • Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson, AZ
  • American Impressionist Society, Kirkland, WA
  • Mountain Oyster Art Club Show, Tucson, AZ

2015

  • American Women Artists, Bonner David Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • American Impressionist Society, Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, Show Chair
  • Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters, Best of Plein Air, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Where in the World is Plein Air, St. George, UT, online show & sale
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado Annual Show, Boulder, CO

2014

  • Sedona Plein Air Invitational, Sedona, Arizona
  • Howard Mandville Gallery Small Works Show, Kirkland, WA
  • American Women Artists National Show and Exhibition,
  • American Impressionist Society, Show Chair, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Plein Air Artists Colorado, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Less is More, Salvo Fine Art Gallery, Laguna, CA
  • Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014, Southwest Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • Plein Air Convention 2014, Faculty Member
  • Art in the Open Invitational, Wexford, Ireland
  • Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2013

  • American Women Artists National Show, R.S. Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
  • Howard Mandville Gallery Small Works Show, Kirkland, WA
  • American Impressionist Society National Show, M. Gallery, Charleston, SC
  • Oil Painters of America 22nd Annual Show, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Plein Air Southwest Salon, Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • Faculty member of the 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, Monterrey, CA
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Award of Merit

2012

  • Plein Air Southwest Salon, Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX, honorable mention
  • Carmel Plein Air, Carmel, CA
  • Telluride Plein Air, June 29-July 5, Telluride, CO
  • Grand Canyon Plein Air Invitational, Sep 8-15, Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Zion Plein Air Invitational
  • Plein Air Artists Colorado, Wildernightingale Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM, Award of Merit
  • Less is More Show, LAPA, Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Best of Plein Air Show, LPAPA, Seven Degrees, Laguna, CA
  • Sedona Plein Air Invitational Oct
  • AWA National Show,  Karen Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ
  • AIS 13th Annual National Exhibition, Eckert & Ross Fine Art, IN
  • 6″ Squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, honorable mention
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2011

  • American Women Artists National Show, Huff Harrington Gallery, GA
  • Plein Air Salon, Plein Air Magazine Online Competition, Jul/Aug finalist
  • OPA Western Regional, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA
  • AIS 12th annual national show 2011, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel
  • Best of Plein Air 2011, Laguna Plein Air Artists, Laguna Beach, CA, honorable mention
  • OPA National 2011, Devon Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, ID
  • Plein Air Artists Colorado, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO. award of merit
  • Paint America, Top 50 mini
  • Paint America, Top 100
  • Salon International Show 2011, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
  • Scottsdale Salon 2011, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale Artists School, 2011 scholarship
  • Sedona Plein Air Invitational 2011
  • 6″ Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, honorable mention
  • APAP annual show, honorable mention, Sedona, artists choice, honorable mention
  • Columbia River Gorge Plein Air, Oregon

2010

  • 6″ Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA , honorable mention
  • San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Mountain Oyster Annual Art Show, Tucson, AZ
  • Richeson 75 Still Life/Floral Competition Kimberly, WI
  • Oil Painters of America National Show 2010, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Salon International Show 2010 Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
  • Bucks County Art Gallery, FB competition art show, PA
  • Paint America Competition, top 200
  • Paint America Competition, mini 50
  • Scottsdale Artists School, Best and Brightest Show 2010
  • Shirl Smithson Scholarship 2010 from OPA
  • Scottsdale Artists School, 2010 scholarship
  • APAP annual members show Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ
  • Sedona Arts Center, Merit Scholarship

2009

  • Winner in the Facebook Annual Fall Painting Challenge
  • American Women Artists Annual Art Show, Eaton, MD
  • Mountain Oyster Annual Art Show, Tucson, AZ
  • Estes Park Plein Air Competition
  • San Luis Obispo Plein Air Competition
  • AZ Plein Air Painters Members Annual Show, Sedona, AZ
  • Scottsdale Artists School Scholarship
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Escalante Plein Air Festival, Escalante, UT, second place
  • Scottsdale Artists School, scholarship
  • Facebook Fall Arts Challenge Winner

2008

  • Escalante Plein Air Festival, 2nd place
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2007

  • Realism Guild Annual Show at Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe
  • San Luis Obispo Plein Air Competition
  • Scottsdale Artists School Scholarship
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2006

  • San Luis Obispo Plein Air Competition, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Southwest Magazine Award, Phippen Art Show

2005

  • Estes Park Plein Air Competition, Estes Park, CO
  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2004-2001

  • Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, Cover and poster artist

2000

  • Annual Phippen Art Show, Prescott, AZ, Southwest Art Magazine Award
  • Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery, group show, Tucson

1999

  • Mountain Oyster Annual Art Show, Tucson, AZ
  • 1998 Women Artists of the West
  • Painters of the Desert group show, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ

AFFILIATIONS

  • 2011 Laguna Plein Air Painters
  • 2011 Outdoor Painters Society
  • 2010 American Impressionism Society
  • 2009- Plein Air Artists Colorado, Signature Member
  • 2009- Oil Painters of America
  • 2009- Plein Air Painters New Mexico, Signature Member
  • 2009- Arizona Plein Air Painters
  • 2009- American Women Artists
  • 2007 International Guild of Realism
  • 1999-2007 American Academy of Women Artists
  • 1998 Women Artists of the West

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2013 American Art Collector, April
  • 2013 Southwest Art, Jan
  • 2012 Painting the Impressionist Landscape, book by Lois Griffel
  • 2010 Apr Phoenix Home & Gardens Magazine, feature
  • 2009 Sept Art Collector Magazine, Artist Focus
  • 2007 Feb. Southwest Art Magazine, Tales of the Tree
  • 2001 Hidden in the Hills directory
  • 2000 Scottsdale Tribune article
  • 2000 Sonoran News article
  • 1999 Art of the West book
  • 1998 Palm Desert News article

EDUCATION

Clackamas Community College, Clackamas, OR
Ralph Oberg and Wayne Wolfe, juried masters workshop, Ouray, CO
Ray Roberts, Scottsdale Artists School, plein air painting
Kenn Backhaus, Scottsdale Artists School, plein air painting
Matt Smith, Scottsdale Artists School, plein air and studio painting
Joseph Paquette, St. Paul, MN, studio and plein air painting
Joseph Paquette, composition class, Scottsdale Artists School
John Poon, Scottsdale Artists School, studio and plein air painting
Jean Chambers, Scottsdale Artists School, still life painting
Camille Pzrewodek, Petaluma, CA

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