American, b. 1968
Inspired by nature, Rebecca Bangs is known for her bold, confident pointillism paintings. Studio visitors enjoy the uniqueness and happiness apparent in her works. The modern acrylics snag attention from a distance and then enthrall the viewer up close with intricate color combinations. Aside from the meditative process of dabbing singular dots, she greatly enjoys the color interplay. She says, “Seurat proposed colors aren’t singular; they exist based on what they are being compared to. A red next to a warm yellow might look cool, but that same red next to a cool blue might look warm. So then… what is red? To discover with this comparison balancing act all over a canvas is fun and exciting.”
I grew up in the back hills of East Tennessee fishing, climbing trees, running barefoot through corn fields and chasing after baby bunnies. It is this deep connection with nature that brings me back time and time again to creating paintings inspired by our natural world.
I use small square brushes, acrylic paint pens and simple dots to create each piece. They are exercises in mindfulness and a connection to nature through art as I apply 7-8 layers for each piece. Time stippling really depends on the dot size to surface size ratio. As an example, my 3’x4’ pieces can take about 4 hours per square foot, but my 6”x6” pieces with the much smaller dots can take a single 4 hour session.
These works have been shown and collected nationally and internationally, but can be most often found in various gallery shows and art fairs here in the Silicon Valley.
If you'd like to learn more about why I prefer pointillism in particular, please check out my "top 10 reasons" in this blog post.