Rebecca Volynsky is an artist based in Portland, Maine.
From small paintings on canvas to large-scale murals, Rebecca’s work is a mixed media approach to abstract painting. She explores themes of personal growth, mental health, and resilience through gestural and emotive compositions. These are a balance of organic shapes, lines, and thick textures using paint, graphite, gel medium, and more. While they show careful restraint, the compositions also contain a heightened energy. Going beyond traditional painting, Rebecca sporadically incorporates various printmaking, collage, and embroidery techniques throughout her mixed media works. Her process as a whole involves staying present in the moment and allowing the artwork to evolve and grow over time. Rebecca has found that this is reflective of her own experiences with mindfulness and intends for it to leave a positive impression on the viewer.
In just over the last couple of years, Rebecca completed various commissioned murals and temporary public installations for The Dean Hotel (ASH NYC), Cornish Associates, New Urban Arts, Hope Street Merchants Association, Knead Doughnuts, Ninedot Creative Design Agency (Providence, RI), Pavement Coffeehouse (Boston, MA), Piccolo (Portland, Maine), Bagelsaurus (Cambridge, MA), as well as private clients throughout the New England area. Selected artworks have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design Hillel Gallery (Providence, RI), Grin Gallery (Providence, RI), Machines with Magnets (Pawtucket, RI), Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA), Thomas Young Gallery (Boston, MA), and more.