Welcome to Rebecca Venn’s Portfolio


Early in her studies, Rebecca Venn concluded that the human figure was her primary interest. As her undergraduate education offered little in this area, she undertook a long period of self-directed study in figurative drawing and painting. That personal history of experience found in the human form fascinates her. The way light defines strength, fragility, beauty and resilience is a never ending challenge and passion.

She discovers something new each time through the gritty marks of graphite or charcoal, the delicacy of colored pencil, the flow of watercolor; and sometimes the deliberate pace of oil painting.

It is that personal history of experience that fascinates me. The way light and shadow define the strength, fragility, and beauty of a variety of forms and the resilience of all that is human.

- Rebecca Venn