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 oil 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 home studio in Milwaukee.
*Photo courtesy of Andy Stenz Photography
For me the landscape is the most accessible subject of the natural world. It has shaped our understanding of visual order. Many artists draw from the landscape for this reason. When I look at a landscape my mind instantly begins to evaluate its design. I lay out the big shapes, patterns of color, textures, and areas of contrast. My interest is not in recreating the scene, but rather in learning from its aesthetic.