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Bellesouth Studio

Rebecca Cook, Bellesouth Studio Travelers Rest, SC

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Rebecca Cook is a multiple award winning artist and has had several successful solo exhibits of her artwork and is a member of Art Cellar Gallery in nearby Greenville SC. She has also had several pieces juried into regional art exhibits.

Rebecca is a mostly self taught artist and photographer, finding inspiration in what others often miss. Diagnosed with a severe chronic illness several years ago which greatly limited her options in life, she has used creating art to open exciting new vistas for self-expression. As she progresses in her artistic journey, she finds herself exploring the extreme opposites of two types of artistic expression: the ancient art of encaustic wax medium and photo artistry birthed by new technology.

The tactile nature of encaustic appeals to her senses, though it is a difficult media to master. This art form predates the birth of Christ, and beautiful examples can still be found in Egyptian and Greek museums. Encaustic work is teaching her patience and perseverance and the power of following her own artistic voice rather than comparing herself to other encaustic artists.

On the other hand, modern photographic technology allows her the delight of mastering photo artistry. She alters and enhances images, coaxing forth the inner voice of the subject. Her desire is to show the Creators hand in the details of creation. Proverbs 25:2 states It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. (ESV) One of her favorite quotes is: Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. (Jonathan Swift)

 

Blue Umbrella by Bellesouth Studio

 

Pink Calla Lilies by Bellesouth Studio

 

Sunflower With Red Dot by Bellesouth Studio

 

Blueberries And Old Tin by Bellesouth Studio

 

Chocolate For Christmas by Bellesouth Studio

 

Blue Thistle by Bellesouth Studio

 

English Countryside by Bellesouth Studio

 

Out Of The Box by Bellesouth Studio

 

Summer Bounty by Bellesouth Studio

 

Father and Son NFS by Bellesouth Studio

 

Beneath The Lily by Bellesouth Studio

 

Merry Christmas Dog by Bellesouth Studio

 

Flying Cardinal by Bellesouth Studio

 

Sunflower And Green Glass by Bellesouth Studio

 

Low Tide Guernsey Channel Islands by Bellesouth Studio

 

Three Cherries Still Life by Bellesouth Studio

 

Kiss My Foot by Bellesouth Studio

 

Light And Dark by Bellesouth Studio

 

Peonies On Book by Bellesouth Studio

 

Yesterday's Play by Bellesouth Studio

 

Gloria Mattutina Bianca by Bellesouth Studio

 

Red Bellied Woodpecker by Bellesouth Studio

 

Little Cowboy T Shirt by Bellesouth Studio

 

Mushrooms T Shirt by Bellesouth Studio

 

From The Garden by Bellesouth Studio

 

Ready For Work by Bellesouth Studio

 

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Orange Daylilies by Bellesouth Studio

 

Flower Corner In Guernsey by Bellesouth Studio

 

Alstroemeria In Enamel Coffee Pot by Bellesouth Studio

 

Gleaming Goldfinch by Bellesouth Studio

 

Early Morning Goldfinch by Bellesouth Studio

 

I Have A Little Itch by Bellesouth Studio

 

Rose Breasted Grosbeak by Bellesouth Studio

 

Taking A Dip by Bellesouth Studio

 

Common Grackle In Tea Olive by Bellesouth Studio

 

Chipping Sparrow by Bellesouth Studio

 

Night Reflections On A Rainy Street by Bellesouth Studio

 

Artichoke Fiesta by Bellesouth Studio

 

Chilly Spring Day by Bellesouth Studio

 

Hot Day, Cool Creek by Bellesouth Studio

 

Tufted Titmouse On Feeder by Bellesouth Studio

 

River Run by Bellesouth Studio

 

White Throated Sparrow by Bellesouth Studio

 

My Three Dogs by Bellesouth Studio

 

Heart Strings by Bellesouth Studio

 

Smiling Cardinal by Bellesouth Studio

 

Pine Siskin by Bellesouth Studio