Becky Holden holds a BA in Art, Painting from Rutgers University; a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and has 20 years of experience as an art teacher in the Redding, Connecticut public school system. She has been teaching adult pastel classes at The Rowayton Arts Center in Connecticut since 2020.
Pastel Painting Experience: Becky has been drawing and painting for many years with pastel, and enjoys the process of creating with this exciting media. She has studied with well-known artists, including Thomas Brenner, Sally Strand, and Frank Bruckmann. She was awarded Honorable Mention and a First Prize in Drawing at the Silvermine Art Center. Her pastel artwork has been shown at the Mark Twain Art Show, The New Pond Farm Art Show, in Redding, Connecticut, and the Connecticut Portrait Artists Show in Stamford, Connecticut. She works from life or photographs, and has created portraits of people, animals, and landscapes. While striving for freshness and a natural feeling of beauty in the subject matter of her artwork, she has developed a contemporary, impressionistic style of art with soft pastels.
Memberships: The National Portrait Society, The Connecticut Pastel Society, The Connecticut Plein Air Society