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Terra cotta with patina. Infinity represents the flowing forms of the human body that connect seamlessly to keep the eye moving. It implies fluidity and a strength that lasts through time.

American Dutch

18" X 24" Oil on board. American Dutch is stylized after the Dutch still lifes that always looked like an after party. For this piece I used classic Dutch stemware and silver, combined with modern American touches, such as a Californian Chateau Montelena and the lipstick on the glass.


36" X 24" Oil on canvas. This piece was made in quarantine of my roommate Sabrina. She was a great sport and wonderful model. I have a deep love for portraiture and the human form, and love being able to capture the people around me for posterity.

Passage of Time

16" X 16" Oil on board. One of the techniques in classical art that I try to incorporate in all of my paintings is to keep my darks thin and transparent with little information. The idea is to let the lights tell the story and keep the mystery in the darks. It implies trust in the viewer that they are intelligent and can fill in the blanks. This vanitas painting really captured that technique for me, and was a turning point in how I paint.


About Rebecca

Baltimore City

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Do traditional art methods have a place in contemporary art? My career as an artist has been devoted to answering this question. I have always had a love and appreciation for the skill of the Old Masters. I came to Baltimore to study their materials and techniques in the atelier program at the Schuler School of Fine Art. For me the future of art includes a return to beauty, draftsmanship, and classical concepts.  In my own art I use traditional skills to portray contemporary themes. I love... more

Figures in Sculpture

Sculpture has unexpectably become my true love. Creating in a 3D space has been incredibly liberating for me. There truly is no limit to encacting what is imagined. Sculpting rounded forms and the study of anatomy have helped all aspects of my art. With the figure science and beauty are uniquely combined.

Portraits in Sculpture

Sculpture and portraiture are my two deep loves in art. Models and clients are always overjoyed to see themselves portrayed in such a timeless medium.  Everyone I meet instantly becomes a bust in my mind. I wish I could sculpt everyone I meet. My self portrait in terra cotta is my favorite self portrait to date.

  • Brianni

    Terra cotta with patina
  • Goya

    Terra cotta. A portrait bust of Francisco de Goya, melded with one of his own characters from "The Witchy Brew".
  • John Brown

    Terra Cotta with patina. Inspired by the portrait of John Brown by Ole Peter Hansen Balling at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Mikelle

    Terra cotta
  • Rosa

    Terra cotta with patina.
  • Samurai

    Terra cotta with patina
  • Self Portrait

    Terra cotta

Still Lifes in Oil

Still lifes were the traditional way artists learned to paint. This is where creating a concept are combined with mixing color and paint application. I have had a life long love for still lifes. They tell a story with objects by the artist using creative light, color, and technique. These still lifes are an exploration of my own journey in learning art, and have helped me to learn who I am as an artist.

Portraits in Oil

Art has made me fall in love with humanity again. Portraits are the main reason for this. Studying someone in depth, their features and expressions, is an incredibly intimate act. I can discover traits about someone from their features without them telling me. Often what someone likes least about themselves is what I love the most. 


Vanitas paintings were often still lifes meant to portray the transience of life. The show the passage of time, and often mix symbols of death with wealth. The may include objects personal to the artist or client. We are reminded that life is short, but also fragile and precious. These vanitas paintings are all personal to myself. I often return to skull paintings when I have a specific story or feeling I want to capture.

Figures in Oil

The human form in oil is considered classically as one of the highest art forms. It involves the study of anatomy, composition, color, light, turning forms, all combined with telling the most fascinating stories. I have moved in my own art into a phase of working out bigger figurative compositions. 

Landscapes in Oil

I have found a freedom in landscapes that I have truly come to enjoy. With the figure and still lifes there are often rules that if the artist breaks the drawing wont make sense to the viewser. With landscapes there is more room to create compositions that exist only in the mind of the artist. The lanscapes here include scenes from Baltimore, from within my own studio, and from my travels. 

Pen and Ink Wash

Works of art in ink have always fascinated me. The sketches that the Old Masters made in ink on location that would later become masterpieces are dynamic and dramatic. I set out to imitate the feel of these drawings with the materials they would have used. For these I pieces I used mainly traditional hadmade walnut ink for all prima drawings. 


I have found watercolor to be one of the most difficult mediums. It is the least forgiving, and very easy to overwork a painting while trying to build contrast. Many traditional artists turned to watercolor later in life, after becoming masters in technique and style. Watercolor has taught me begin with a good concept and drawing, and to work with intension.