Painter Rebecca Berman generates dreamy whimsical figures with expressive eyes. Delight in her portfolio and check out a lot more artwork on her site.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“Fern” acrylic on board, 8″ x 8″

 

I appreciate a excellent tale. If I really do not realize someone’s behavior, I make up a backstory to fill the void. I make up tiny anecdotes in my head about persons all over my working day.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“Wallflower, However Life” acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 24″

 

Soon after finding cut off by an aggressive driver, I’ll say to myself, “Ah, he’s almost certainly rushing household to his unwell grandmother or his cat…or possibly his grandmother’s unwell cat.” I use these stories, not only to amuse myself, but also to ignite my own compassion.

 

painted portraits by Rebecca Berman

“Same Roots, Diverse Blooms” acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″

 

Even if they are silly, outlandish, or just plain mistaken, these minimal imagined narratives make it easier for me to give persons the advantage of the question. I finally come to feel a lot more connected.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“The Woman in the Yellow Raincoat” acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″

 

I use backstories to give daily life to the figures I paint and sculpt as well. These are loosely centered on my very own human activities, and bolstered by my creativeness. I build scenarios, emotions and thoughts for my subjects. As soon as I forge a link to their stories, the building portion will get a large amount less difficult.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“Lucy” acrylic on board, 14″ x 11″

 

Just like my fabricated explanation about the impatient driver, the stories I weave all through my artwork really don’t have to be real looking to be relatable. In point, I like distorting my characters’ features—giant eyes and very small mouths make repeated appearances. Nonetheless, I attempt to make them come to feel serious. Then viewers can recognize the humanity inside them.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“She Chose to Really feel the Warmth” acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 15″

 

Regardless of whether I’m portray an adoring rooster or sculpting a head expanding out of a vase, my purpose is for some others to interact with and in the long run relate to the tiny human tales in just them.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“She Carried the Crucial to Her Own Heart” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 20″

 

My intention is not for them to say, “Oh, that is pretty!” As a substitute, I want them to recognize some emotion and bring about empathy. “Oh, bless her coronary heart!” or “Oh, she reminds me of my sister…I just really like her!”

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“Sonora’s Heart” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 20″

 

Becoming an artist was a course of action of crafting myself back into my own story. After a occupation in health care and training, I located that currently being an artist allowed me to respect my individual exclusive viewpoint and to emphasis on the emotional complexity of people which has usually fascinated me.

 

painted portrait by Rebecca Berman

“Too A lot Fun” acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″

 

Our life show up so linear. Nonetheless, with just a glimpse down below the surface, we see the intricacy—our minds and hearts having turns steering the ship, our stories, real and imagined, overlapping and intermingling. My artwork explores these modest moments, established inside the world wide web of the sophisticated human expertise.

A person of the ideal things about portray and sculpting compact human times is that I’ll never ever operate out of product. With human beings, there is often a backstory.

 

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