Becka Watkins

Becka Watkins

There are so many ways to look at things, maybe that is why I rotate my canvas when I paint. I use mixed media and acrylics to add layers. I begin with the movement of paint across canvas, sometimes blending and smearing colors with my fingers. Shapes and textures form, and images are revealed to me. A final piece often has 2-3 paintings underneath; each one a different story, emotion or interaction with the world that I am trying to process. With each creation, I feel the struggle of the human spirit; to let go, be free, to play without boundaries verses the constraints of needing to control the details of life, interactions and the manners for which we accomplish things. Within each piece there is a duality of this act of letting go and the need for control. 

  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
ARTIST BIO

Becka comes from 4 generations of working artists. She earned a  BFA in creative writing and Nursing. After 20 years of creating art privately and working 15 years as an RN, she was compelled to pursue a career in the arts. In 2018, Becka stepped into the role of working artist. In just a few years, Becka has been in over 15 exhibitions, sold over 100 paintings and has earned several awards for her art and stories. Becka was an honorary member of Boise Open Studios Collective Organization (BOSCO), and founder of a community art program with JUMP. Becka was a featured artist in Boise’s “Greenbelt Magazine,” and in collaboration with BSU, Becka produced, wrote and narrated “It’s Not Me,” a Virtual Reality art and story experience. Becka has been an active member in her art community, has been a board member for BOSCO, and a member of ArtSource Gallery.