Artist Reception: Saturday | June 25 | 6-9pm
On View through August 14
Open Weekends 1-4pm
Closed July 2-3
Rebecca Stahr is a visual artist living with her husband and son in a conservation community surrounded by the beautiful native prairie of northern Illinois. Rebecca graduated in 1992 from the American Academy of Art in Chicago where she studied advertising, graphic design, and illustration. After working more than 20 years in the commercial art field, Rebecca is now a full time artist. She is a member of various professional organizations and has art work displayed in many private collections and public gallery spaces in the greater Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
"My paintings often feel like ethereal atmospheric inner landscapes. My art is born out of a larger spiritual contemplative practice rooted in experiencing the divine sacred connectedness in our natural world and its rhythms and patterns. My studio is a sacred space for me and is a place where exploration and play become holy acts in a conversation. The process of mixing the paint, layering, mark-making and scraping away is meditative and prayer-like. It stirs an inner dialogue, a spiritual connection, that starts a raw flow from deep within. My soul intuitively knowing what it wants to give and what it needs to receive. The painting becomes a record of that journey and a path of healing and deeper understanding.” — Rebecca Stahr
Image: The Chaos of Change by Rebecca Stahr, 8"x8", Encaustic