In this recent collection of work, abstract artist Becca Day, has been guided by the “winds” of inspiration, intuition, and spirit. Making abstract art can be as interesting, mysterious, and wild as the winds that move across our planet, carrying seeds of new life to unknown destinations. The “us” comes into play whenever art is shared. The creation is no longer a solitary endeavor, but one involving you, and your response. This cross germination of inspiration that happens across all forms of art is a fuel for Becca’s creativity and she is enchanted by the way we all influence each other in ways as invisible as the wind and intuitive as spirit.
Becca creates nonobjective abstraction that allows room for the viewers’ own interpretation. The subject of her work is simply the way the paint is applied to the canvas. Each painting is its own experiment. Sometimes a “meaning” of a painting will strike her after the painting is made. You are invited to find your own meaning or observe the work without deriving meaning—the enjoyment beyond language can itself be the meaning.
The act of painting for Becca, is an expression of personal freedom and resistance against perfectionism, while at the same time, a practice of refining skill and mastery. She is interested in how intuition plays a role in art-making, and paints with the intent of creating work that captures the interplay of chaos and order, which is an echo of her own experience of the world.
Becca grew up in Colorado Springs and has always enjoyed art. She has primarily focused on abstract painting for the past five years. She is largely self-taught in addition to training in art theory, oil painting and drawing in the atelier studio of Brett Andrus. She paints with acrylic on canvas and board, with occasional oil paint and mixed media.