Before she can even remember, Rebecca Alston has been drawing. Painting came in at age three but drawing was around much earlier. She could draw before she could read or write. Drawing and spatial concepts were an innate process.
“I was fascinated with the stroke, the line, the rhythm and the movement across any surface,” Alston shares.
As a child, she quickly developed a language of her own in drawing technique and that...
This group of women was groundbreaking within the Arts community. Though there is still a long way to go in gender equality these women have paved, and are still paving the pathway towards acceptance for women in the arts, especially in the gallery world.
"They did what it takes to survive. They didn't care what society thought. These women didn't sit back and get screwed by society," says Alston.
With a successful career spanning over 30 years, there are many times when Rebecca Alston had to make some tough decisions but some of the toughest are not always directly related to her art. Alston shared with me some of the hardest things she’s ever had to do.
“Relationships are the most challenging. It takes so much out of your creative process and there has to be that focus and effort to keep relationships up. Being on you...