Artist's Statement and BIO



Becky Way has been painting in pastel since 1978. She is currently represented by Adelante Gallery, Ashland, Oregon; and Paseo Artworks, Oklahoma City. Way draws inspiration for her more impressionistic landscapes (somewhere south of impressionistic, and north of true abstract) from the Oklahoma countryside. 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.

Featured in "Best of Pastel Artists in America," Volume II (pages 115-116)
See televised demo from April 28, 2011 Oklahoma Festival of the Arts.

Recent awards include:

First Place Still Life/Floral, Oklahoma Pastel Society Spring Show 2016

September 2014 - Kansas State Fair Art Show Judge

May, 2014 - First Place, Small Works, Oklahoma Pastel Society Spring Show, "Oklahoma Road"

May, 2014 - Second Place, Still Life and Florals, Oklahoma Pastel Society Spring Show,
"Summer Peonies"

November, 2012 - Third Place, Still Life, OAG Small Works Show

November, 2011 - Featured artist Summer Wine Gallery, OKC

2011 - September - OCCC Arts Festival, OKC, Art Show Judge

2010 - First Place Still Life, Oklahoma Art Guild, "Old Friend III"

2009 - Selected for inclusion in "Best of America Pastel Artists, Vol. 2"

2008 - February - Pastel Journal Creative Spark Winner, "Two of a Kind"

2008 - May - First Place Still Life, Oklahoma Pastel Society, "Bottoms Up II"

2008 - September, Kansas State Fair Art Show Judge

2007 - Best of Show, Oklahoma Pastel Society, "Orange Reflected"

2003 - Best of Juried Show: "Mission: Art" - Oklahoma CIty