Rebecca Kinkead


Rebecca Kinkead paints in oil and a wax medium of her own creation using a palette-knife to evoke flurries of movement in her figures. The perceived simplicity of form comes from rich and textured layers of paint, soft wax, and marble dust applied and scraped away. She uses simple, direct compositions that place her subject front and center on the canvas, and favors cool hues with the occasional shock of red or yellow. She says she's most attracted to capturing people and animals amid "small moments of joy and triumph." Kinkead's work currently focuses on subjects that might have been lifted from the pages of a children's book, or inspired by a lullaby. She blends hazy color with depictions of spontaneous movement