Biography

Becky Way has been painting in pastel since 1978. She is currently represented by House Gallery in Oklahoma City. Way draws inspiration for her more impressionistic landscapes (somewhere south of impressionistic, and north of true abstract) from the Oklahoma countryside. Included in nearly every landscape is a hint of the farm where she spent a good bit of her childhood in western Oklahoma. Objects found in her still lifes include favorite family antiques or borrowed objects. Most of her pastel paintings are painted with Ludwig Pastels on Wallis paper. She teaches painting and drawing workshops in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

She encourages her students to draw every day, either in a sketchbook, or even on the back of an envelope or any scratch piece of paper - to have fun with art and to enjoy seeing and drawing. She says the purpose of drawing or painting is not to create a work of art or a saleable product, but to enjoy the process.