Hollingsworth Art Gallery

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Each month the Hollingsworth Art Gallery exhibits wildlife-themed art by local and by nationally-known artists. 

 March 2020  -  Artist of the Month 


Jennifer Becker’s family was military so she has called two continents and several states “home.” Her formal studies were in physics and math at the University of Wisconsin, but her artistic bent dates back to childhood. For the last 16 years she’s worked for companies developing and designing video games, contributing art elements and technical modifications.

Becker describes herself as a fine/freelance artist who creates illustrations with mixed and digital media, “brands” and creates “graphic design assets” for digital and printed material. Self-taught, she’s acquired proficiency in several media – primarily soft pastel, watercolor, ink and graphite.

Tired of city life, she left Austin, Texas a few years ago to be closer to family and “remote and wilder” areas where she could observe native plants and insects for a “particular project.” She is interested in ecosystems that form around native trees and produces images of insects or birds – each with its host or nectar plant – that form a progression in that system. Her original botanical watercolors and prints of these natives are intended as educational tools that help people understand the reliance and interrelationships of organisms in “healthy, mature ecosystems.”