Take a moment to slow down, be present, and surrender yourself to the stillness and delicate beauty of the coming Spring. Join us at Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery and meditate on the splendor and spirituality of nature, presented by watercolorist Elizabeth Becker. Artist’s reception will be held during the First Friday Art Walk, March 1st, from 5 to 8 PM.
To Elizabeth Becker, art is not solely a means of expression. At a young age, Becker found refuge in art and it became an avenue of therapy and escape. Since then, emotional release through her work has been a major part of her process. Watercolor is Becker’s favorite medium: “Watching the colors flow and bleed together is a form of meditation for me. It’s like the painting has a life of its own — to allow the paint to do its own thing is an act of surrender.”
The artist lives and works in Lebanon, PA, and often takes long walks in nearby Stoever’s Dam and Mt. Gretna, where she is inspired by her time spent in nature and reflecting on solitude. Becker has always felt a deep spiritual connection to nature, which in turn, has helped bring inspiration to her work. The themes of emotion, spirituality and nature are central to this particular body of watercolors. “I believe we can learn so much from nature — how to slow down, be present, trust God and our own intuition, and go with the flow of life,” Becker remarks.
Becker studied fine art at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, University of the Arts and Millersville University and has been awarded a BA in Psychology and a BSE in Art Education. She has been a part-time professional artist for the past six years and has showed her work at many juried exhibitions, including York Art Association, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, and others.