Gallery 1001 in Winfield will feature the colorful folk art of Arkansas City artist Della Becker at the First Friday Art Walk reception July 3. Becker is a new member artist of the gallery at 1001 Main.
She grew up in Arkansas City, and moved to California where she worked for years as an over-the-road truck driver. Now retired from trucking, she returned to Arkansas City twenty years ago where her two sons and their families also live. When she’s not creating her colorful folk art, she enjoys her four grandchildren and their busy lives.
“I’ve always been fascinated with colors and beads,” Becker said. She has been beading and splashing color on paper all her life. Sometimes the work takes on a life of its own. “It’s not always my choice that ends up on the paper,” she said. “But the colors are all mine.”
For Becker, art is more a process than a product, and it’s ongoing. The process does not stop with each work completed. Often displaying a geometric theme, her artwork gives meaning to her life. “Without art, what’s the purpose?” she said.
Using colored pencils and acrylic paints on construction paper, Becker has created art that will brighten a corner in any home. Stop by Gallery 1001 Friday July 3, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to enjoy Della’s Doodles, meet the gallery’s newest member artist, and cool off in the friendly atmosphere.