Joan Becker

Joan Becker’s watercolor and gouache drawings of flowers, plants, and birds pay homage to the open fields and forests from her childhood in upstate New York. These densely detailed botanical compositions contain numerous micro-narratives, forming a complex tapestry of pattern and form united by splashes of bright, saturated colors. Her practice also encompasses large-scale figure drawings painted outdoors or in her studio. Becker hopes her keen attention to detail will encourage viewers to “linger and connect…There can be great satisfaction in savoring the visual feast of a painting.”

Source: Gross McCleaf Gallery