Rebecca Ann Buchanan
Now You Know Me
Now You Know Me is the name of one of my paintings. It’s a fabulous example of how I de-stress. Each of the 1,000 paintings I have sold told a story and stirred palpable emotions within me or were crafted to do just that for the client who commissioned the artwork. My best method of communication is through art, and I can talk about that all day long (if I’m not painting).
If we were meeting at my studio or an exhibition, I would greet you warmly and encourage you to take your time to experience my paintings.
Perhaps we’d have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and you’d share with me the emotions my paintings create for you. Each painting has a very personal story for me, and I’d be delighted to hear what they might mean to you and your life story.
I started drawing at the young age of two. I only remember because of the drama that ensued. At nap time, I pulled my bed away from the wall and colored pictures of my family doing household chores on the wall. My older brother was accused of creating this hidden mural.
When he emphatically denied it and said it was my handiwork, our parents did not believe him. They gave me paper and asked me to draw. What a shock it was for them to see that their two-year-old daughter drew advanced images well beyond their expectations!
After that, I had the approval of my family (many of whom were also artistically talented), and I was encouraged to create my artwork on acceptable forms of paper and canvas.
I had my first private showing at age 15 and was happy, yet cried, when my beloved paintings were purchased and left without me. I’ll never forget how I felt when Hubert Humphrey signed my guest books at the art shows for the Sons of Norway.
As an artist, I advanced my skills at the University of Américas Puebla, near Puebla, Mexico. With an emphasis on arts and humanities, the university received international recognition, and I had a chance to use my junior high Spanish and learn more about the culture.
When I lived in Washington D.C., I sold two WWII still-life paintings to a General at the Pentagon who had them in his office. I was elated when I sold a surrealistic painting and a still life for the American Embassies in England and Colombia.
Following the tragedy of 9/11, I did several paintings that were patriotically placed in fire and police stations.
I now paint from my peaceful Andover studio where I enjoy my family and pets.
I have countless stories about my artwork, and I’d love to learn which painting styles evoke the most emotion from you! Please fill out my contact form, and I’ll give you a call.