Rebecca Gottesman

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I have been painting on walls since I was a 1 year old and have been making art ever since. Nature has always been a major source of inspiration. That and life's experiences can be found in my work as well.  

Today painting serves as a daily practice for me that help exercise my observational skills. This practice informs me towards thinking about abstract ideas and feelings. The challenge is finding ways to express them with color and marks and having people relate to them.

I enjoy working and playing with a variety of different mediums. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, collage, and fibers/dyes, each one has their own characteristics of challenges and joys. In my work, one painting informs the next and on and on it goes.

I enjoy teaching and have directed a variety of art classes and programs for all different ages and situations.  

I am a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, where I served as the exhibitions director for 3 years. 

I was the Creative Artist in Residence at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH for 6.5 years. This work revealed to me the sacredness that art embodies.  Art can be used as a healing tool towards wellness and is transformative. 

Today I live in Western North Carolina. I am excited to paint the local landscape. My work continues to explore paint, color, texture, and mark making. I hope to tell stories and contemplate ideas of spirit and place that you the viewer can relate to.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University.  I also had a semester in Rome, Italy with Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

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