Becky Haletky, a graduate of Mass. College of Art with a BFA in photography, has been painting full time since 1980. Primarily a watercolorist, she also delves into acrylic on canvas and collage. Her realistic style lends itself to depicting the man-made landscape. she particularly likes to find unique subjects from the past; diners, old stores, neon signs, and gass pumps. She has travelled to almost every state and 18 countries in Europe, looking for subjects. Using her photography as a starting point, she is able to capture her subjects in unusual lighting situations. "I am most excited to photograph a great subject in the rain or fog, at sunset or at night. Being a studio painter allows me to make use of dramatic weather conditions."
Becky's paintings have won over 400 awards in regional and national exhibits. She has shown in galleries in New England and New York and her work is in corporate, municipal, and private collections. She is a past president of the prestigious New England Watercolor Society and served on their board to directors for 20 years. She has taught painting at the Fuller Museum, the South Shore Art Center, and the Plymouth Center for the Arts. From 2004 to 2012 she taught painting workshops in Ireland, Italy, and Greece. Her work is featured in several books, most recently Creative Freedom by Maggie Price