A self-professed “doodler,” Rebeccah Rogers found herself constantly penning tattoo-like drawings. Mistakenly believing it was a talent that everyone possessed, it would be awhile before she began to fully reveal this talent as one of our beloved local Outer Banks artists.
As Rebeccah would tell it – her lifelong love for the Outer Banks and penchant for creating art were “revived” the day a friend dropped off a few old windows that, inexplicably, Rebeccah felt compelled to own. In an period when we’re seeing pieces being salvaged, repurposed, and upscaled, old windows have become a popular container-of-sorts for memo boards, frames, mirrors, even room dividers…but in Rebeccah’s case, they became a canvas for her Outer Banks inspired art…
“Painting on windows is different than painting on canvas. I use acrylics to paint on both sides of the glass to create a layered effect. This involves a certain amount of reverse painting, which is really cool to organize in my brain. I find this technique challenging and rewarding.”
And it’s the layering of her painting that’s a substantial focus of her art. Aside from their bright colors -- capturing the essence of a curious crab or the serenity of the sun setting on the Currituck Sound -- her technique brings depth to each painted window, whether large or small. For those who like to imagine the stories that each window tells, you’ll find a unique picture painted upon each pane.
Inspired by her favorite things -- the ocean, sea creatures, and the beauty of nature that surrounds us here on the Outer Banks – Rebeccah’s creations are an expression of personal joy. Look close…and then look through. Appreciate the technique…and then imagine what’s next. A field of flowers comes into bloom...into a stunning landscape for a short time…have you seen them? As a salty ocean wave curls and approaches the fishing pier…are you watching from the beach or riding it as carries you towards the shore?
Local Outer Banks artist Rebeccah Rogers resides in Kitty Hawk with her husband and two sons. A graduate of JMU, where she studied health sciences and sports, Rebeccah’s journey began with 18 years of practicing massage therapy before it gradually turned to creative, artistic endeavors.I invite you to shop the collection of Rebeccah Rogers local art showcased here at Outer Banks Gifts Online as well as in our shop, Beach Treasures in Duck located exclusively on the Town of Duck’s Boardwalk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.