Sunday, 17 November 2013

Artist Profile: Becky Boston

Artist Profile: Becky Boston

Becky Boston (born in London, 1985) is certainly a young artist to watch out for. Untrained except for an A Level in Art and History of Art, Boston took up painting seriously, after studying acting at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2009.  She spent a couple of years experimenting with different media and styles, and then won her first solo exhibition, XXXY (August 2011), after entering Gallery 320’s Mindsoup competition to discover new up-and-coming talents.

Her early motivations came from lesbian photographers such as Del LaGrace Volcano (previously Della Grace), Susie Bright and Jill Posener. Feeling a connection to their style, content and subject matter, Boston began to paint images from their books. Nowadays she works both from photographs and life, drawing inspiration from the people she meets daily in her East London stomping ground. 

To read the rest of this profile, please see the December 2013 issue of DIVA magazine.


Becky Boston
Ring of fire
oil on canvas

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