Artists are by nature a generous lot. In another of The Gracious Posse’s on-going series, Artist in Residence . . ., we are delighted to share the home of local artist, Becky Jessee, with you. In addition to opening her home to us, Becky has graciously agreed to participate as a vendor of small works in our THINK PINK event on October 25th. We hope this tour of her amazing home will whet your appetite for her paintings and inspire your own creativity.
We are fascinated by the creative process of the talented. How is an artist inspired and what magical space makes up the artist’s studio, allowing her to conjure breathtaking works from the tools of her trade? In Becky Jessee’s case, she has created a home filled with inspiration and all that she has to do is walk upstairs through her master bedroom to a sunroom perch in order to give wings to her creative soul.
Wife, mother of four, teacher, and artist, Becky is one busy lady, yet she has managed to create a comfortable and happy home filled with works that she and her husband have collected throughout their married life. In her personal and welcoming gallery, each of the artists and the subjects of their works on display in her home provide meaning and stimulation to Becky every day.
Becky’s paintings of her children pictured in their Squam Lake cottage fill the upstairs hallway.
While her four children are a constant source of inspiration to Becky, she has also nurtured their creativity,
Son Forrest designed the Lincoln Center coffee table book consisting solely of unusual gatefold pages in order to highlight the architectural renovations to the Lincoln Center. Lindsay has a piece of digital art featured in the pages of the New American Paintings magazine on top.
Becky’s own works fill what other wall space remains in her home.
When Becky’s children no longer required constant attention and she retired from teaching full-time at St. Catherine’s School, she and her husband built this studio for her
Becky’s studio is filled with works in various states of readiness for her upcoming fall shows, including THINK PINK.
Once a teacher, always a teacher, Becky walked us through her process for creating her eye-catching and colorful works. I was particularly fascinated to learn that she
that characterize her work a looser feel, and
My photos cannot do justice to Becky’s paintings, which are filled with as much energy and excitement as she exudes when discussing her works and those of the other artists who populate her family home. How fortunate are her former students whom she encouraged and trained to at least appreciate and understand visual art. We, too, feel fortunate to have seen Becky’s creativity living and breathing in her gracious home.