Rebecca Cook, Bellesouth Studio Travelers Rest, SC
In 2008, I was diagnosed with a severe chronic illness which greatly limited my options in life, pushing me to express myself in new ways. Creating art has opened up exciting new vistas for me, replacing the sorrow of a chronic illness with peace and satisfaction.
Whether wild and exciting or subdued and calming, to be able to transfer color to the canvas or photograph is such a release and uplifting joy. My art centers around mixed media, collage and photography, going where my brush and lens lead, and using a range of mediums with the hope of sharing that joy with other people. Collage takes the useless looking scrap of paper and gives it importance. Textured surfaces make one want to touch and experience the art. Photography presents the world in a fresh and beautiful way.
It is my hope that you will enjoy the results of my creative adventures as you view my work.