WWU Virtual Studio Tour with Artist Rebecca Meloy

Brightly colored painting of winding road and fields

Friday, April 9, 2021
4:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)




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Check out this video to watch the WWU Virtual Studio Tour With Artist Rebecca Meloy from WWU Alumni Association on Vimeo.

The spirit of nature, and its sacredness, inspires Rebecca Meloy’s art. Rooted in a deep Scandinavian heritage—a descendant of immigrant Finnish farmers, pioneering Norwegians, and many generations of Swedish Lutheran ministers—Rebecca was instilled with a strong connection to the environment from a young age.

Growing up on a small Oregon farm, her most profound childhood memories are of summers full of bountiful food and sun. Her paintings evoke a dreamlike memory playing off the juxtaposition of light and dark found in rural Oregon.

In 2004, Rebecca presented a one-woman exhibition at the Seattle Nordic Heritage Museum. The body of work was created during an art residency at the Nelimarrka Museum in Alajarvi, Finland. During her residency, she met dozens of Finnish cousins and visited her grandparents' childhood farms.

Rebecca is a life-long artist and sole proprietor. For eight years, she owned and managed Meloy & Company Gallery in Bellingham, WA. She is a landscape designer, master carpenter, and art mentor to many.

Cat and Tulip linocut

From the Artist

"Today's imagery is spontaneous—depicting feeling, quality of light, air, wind and movement. I use soft-pastel drawing, oil and gouache painting, and relief printing. Recording observations and expressing myself through hand tools and color is integral to my life. This process is about working through chaos to calm. I do know that new understanding awakens."

Painting of filbert trees



Fran Maas

Questions and Accommodations

I’m Fran Maas, and I’m the Program Director for this event. Feel free to call me at 360.650.3353 or via email at fran.maas@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments.

There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please select the option on the registration form. Advance notice of 3-7 days is appreciated.