Featured Artist Rebeccah Rogers

Rebeccah Rogers describes herself as “a wife, mother, massage therapist and now an artist.”  She was Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, but ever since the age of 7, when her family began vacationing on the Outer Banks, it became ‘home’ in her heart. “I never wanted to leave the beautiful beach, says Rebeccah, and couldn’t wait until the next year for vacation.”


It wasn’t until May 1991 following her junior year at James Madison
University that she would actually LIVE on the Outer Banks. “I was so excited, my roommate and I packed up her car and headed to the beach with very little
money and no jobs, says Rebeccah, we lived in a small flat top house on Route 12 next to the Jolly Roger(still there) and had the best summer EVER.”
After returning two more summers and a graduation, Rebeccah packed up all her
belongings and moved to the Outer Banks permanently. She has lived in Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck and Waves over the years, finally settling down in Kitty Hawk with her husband and two boys. Rebeccah says she can’t imagine living anywhere else.


“My life as an artist came unexpectedly. I have doodled as long as I can remember. In my twenties, my habitual doodling turned into tattoo-like
drawings. I honestly thought everyone could draw like this, so I didn’t recognize the talent… Then came marriage and children and my creative
outlet was gladly put on hold. In 2008 a friend had some old windows that I decided I had to have for who knows what…
And so revived my creativity. It was as if one morning I woke up and started
to paint old windows. I am inspired that the Lord blessed me with this
talent and I thank Him!”

When describing her process Rebeccah says that “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. I look forward to learning more as I paint more. When I paint, I feel joy, and I want to share that joy with others. I LOVE to paint my favorite things…
the ocean, trees, mountains…anything nature-y, really. (I like to paint un-nature-y things, too.) I want my art to bring happiness to others, so I thank you for your
support…”

See many of Rebeccah Roger’s original paintings on window in the Studio 12 gallery.  Studio 12 will start its Fall hours on September 1st; open Monday through Friday 10:00 am til 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Rebecca Rogers paintings on recycled windows

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