To view all my new paintings, double click on "Portfolio". Rebecca Chappell draws inspiration for her paintings from memories and images she "collects" from various sources: travels, handmade papers, nature, specifically, colors found in nature.
Watercolor was Rebecca's primary medium from the 1970's when she began to paint. Beginning in the 1990's she began to include pastel, acrylic, ink, and collage in her work. More recently she has incorporated encaustic, an ancient technique that involves layering melted beeswax to create a luminous, translucent surface. Most recently, she has used cold wax medium in her paintings. This medium she finds especially appealing because it does not involve heating wax but she can still achieve some of the same transparency and luminosity possible in encaustic medium.
A native of Wynne, Arkansas, Rebecca lives in Memphis, Tennessee. She studied life drawing at the Memphis College of Art. Most recently, she studied painting at the Memphis Botanic Gardens and at Flicker Street Studio. She has participated in the Midtown Artists' Market, Arts in the Park, exhibited at many venues in Memphis, and donated to several local charities.
Her most recent paintings are on exhibit at St. George's Episcopal Church from April 1-April 24, 2016. These are part of the exhibition called "Melange," sponsored by the L'Alliance Francaise of Memphis. The opening reception for this exhibition is Friday, April 8, 2016, 6-8 pm. St. George's is located at 2425 S. Germantown Rd. in Germantown, TN.
For more information about Rebecca and her work, you may contact her at 901-413-4756. You may also click on "Contact" on this website.