Bio & Statement

Beki Borman was born and raised in the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin. She attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she received her BFA in painting in 2004. Since graduating, Beki has exhibited both locally and nationally. Beki’s current paintings are done primarily with a palette knife. These “Chromascapes” focus on color relationships within the subject of landscape.  Some of Beki’s influences include Vincent Van Gogh, Wolf Kahn, and Wayne Thiebaud. She currently works out of her studio in the Waukesha Springs Gallery/Studios. Visit by appointment only.
                                                            *Photo courtesy of Andy Stenz Photography

Statement: Chromascapes

For me the landscape is the most accessible subject of the natural world. In response to landscape compositions I layer thick and thin applications of acrylic paint using knives, rollers, rags, and brushes. My interest is not in recreating the scene but rather in learning from its aesthetic. I emphasize bright colors, areas of contrast, and patterns in mark making.

Teaching Philosophy:

I am passionate about art being accessible. No matter where you are on your creative journey, my goal is to guide you in discovering your own vision. We all make bad paintings, that is part of the learning process. It is important to me to try and remove barriers and intimidation that prevents us from exploring what is possible.