U.S. artist Rebecca Stenn has been a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator throughout her entire life. More recently her artistic practice shifted to include painting when she realized the paintbrush was an extension of her body's movement. Intrinsically linked with decades of dance training, the artist considers space and proximity within her paintings. Acutely aware of the movement during the process of painting, Stenn works with acrylic paint.
The artist began with purely abstract painting focusing on the process of a work, such as brush strokes and movement required for various texture. Over time Stenn has begun to paint landscapes and portraiture. Over the past sixteen years, Stenn has worked with children in the I Have a Dream Foundation which provides students arts opportunities to learn dance and have access to professional mentors. This experience led to the artist’s series of portraits of the participants. As an acclaimed multi-dimensional artist Rebecca Stenn continues to dance, paint, and teach all while constantly experimenting with modes of movement.