Rebecca Lawson Carruth, Watercolorist
Rebecca spent her childhood in Atlanta and then Hartwell, GA. Later, she followed her husband during his military career to Virginia Beach, VA and Summerville, SC, before moving back to her hometown of Hartwell where she and her husband raised three sons. Rebecca discovered a passion for painting with oils at the age of 16, but was unable to pursue it until the last of her sons finished school. Rebecca, refusing to waste her empty nester years, explored her passion for art. She has tried many mediums and discovered a love for watercolors.
Rebecca’s work has been accepted into many juried shows, the most recent being the 37th South Carolina Watercolor Society show. Her painting was chosen for the Belton Center for the Arts award, and was exhibited in the State Museum traveling show for a year. She also sells her paintings and occasionally takes on commissioned work. She finds the challenges of commissioned work invigorating, although it is daunting to try to bring someone else’s vision into reality. She also often donates her work to fundraising auctions for various charities. It was through painting Christmas ornaments for a charity auction that she became addicted to painting miniatures.
Rebecca continues her education, learning new techniques and mediums, by taking classes and workshops with other artists whom she admires, such as Ruth Hopkins, Dale Cochran, David Dunlop, Dr. Russell Jewel, William Jameson, and the most recent being Lind Daily Baker. She hopes in the future to explore mural painting.