Becky Youle resides and creates in the Charleston, SC (Mount Pleasant). She has been
painting since she was 3 years old when her mother, an artist, would paint with her after her
daily nap. She usually could not sleep because of her excitement. Her life and education has
focused on art in various media and to this day she has that same enthusiasm as she did those
many years ago.
After years of working in metal, oil paints and ﬁber Becky is currently painting abstracts in oil
and cold wax medium on wood panel. During her years in metal she developed an intense
relationship with texture and loved the luminous transparent colors of the enamel on the
textured metal. In cold wax she is able to emphasize actual and visual texture with the
luminous quality of oil paints. She made the shift to this medium in 2017 and considers herself
as a re-emerging abstract painter using oil and cold wax.
The inspiration for her paintings comes from nature. She is emotionally involved with nature’s
beauty, both in the actual sense as well as the metaphysical. She paints abstraction of the
opposing forces of nature, whether that is the stillness of a forest ﬂoor or the shifting of
tectonic plates below, the stillness of the sky on a cloudless day or the forces of weather soon
coming, the stillness of a tidal pool or the rushing waters of crashing waves. The juxtaposition
of those energies, whether chaos or calm is ever present in her work. She uses layers and
layers of paint and wax building the energy from within. She adds and scrapes back and then
adds again, enriching the subtle variations of the colors and the vivid textures.Sometimes she
quiets the painting bringing about a calm presence and sometimes she lets the energy loose
showing motion and the metaphysical side of nature.
Becky’s work has recently been represented by Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach CA, Howe
Outrageous in Southport, NC and Art MOB studios in Hendersonville, NC. Her paintings are in
private collections across the United States and the Caribbean.
During her years as an artist she also taught visual art at Northwest School of the Arts,
Charlotte, NC; Quail Hollow Middle School, Charlotte, NC; The Mint Museum, Charlotte NC
and workshops at various galleries.