Featured Artist Showing

In July, my mom and I were Featured Artists of the Month for the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild in Houma, Louisiana.  This show celebrated and reminisced her 50 years of painting.  She asked me to join her thus hanging my first art show.  She was determined with this idea, and got special permission for me.

Our styles are quite different and on the opposite end of the spectrum.  She paints realism in the form of landscapes and still-life.  I paint meditative abstract.  She specializes in oils and pastels; mine are watercolors.  The only similarity is our choice of colors.

My mental dilemma in the months of planning, selecting and framing — “How well would the two opposite styles integrate?”  Of course, I worried unnecessarily!  Multitude of thanks go to one of my mom’s artist friends and my sister; they did a great job in blending.

With sheer determination, my mom was present at the art gallery to “supervise”.  It took her several days to recuperate from the effort. These photos were taken during the hanging of the show.  With caring for my mom, I did not get an opportunity to return for more polished photos.

I am humbled and honored my first show coincided with my mom’s last.


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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36 Responses to Featured Artist Showing

  1. Raven Spirit says:

    Beautiful, incredible artistry.


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  3. Jeanne says:

    How exciting for you to do a show with your mom!!
    It looks like you complement each other beautifully!


  4. Brenda says:

    Wow, what wonderful, loving, colorful art you and your mother created for that show. A celebration of nature, art, meditation and beauty. Congrats!


  5. Mickie Brown says:

    What a wonderful experience to share with your Mom. Very creative, interesting artwork. Mickie 🙂


  6. andrea says:

    For you:
    This is a paperback book.
    Very pleasant, the title said:
    Head up particularly comforting.
    Patience is the sister of hope and the mother of serenity.
    Starlight is reflected only in a quiet pond.
    Sincerely Andrea and many hugs.



    • becca givens says:

      Thank you, Andrea, for sharing the quotes with me … I’ve gone to your blog several times but I am unable to read the language. Have a blessed day!


      • andrea says:

        I will translate translator for them if they want to an article I’ve posted about the translator.They let me simply if they want.I wish you a beautiful Tag.Viele hugs, sincerely Andrea


  7. Heartafire says:

    Congratulations, beautiful artwork.


  8. Libby says:

    Fantastic. It looks wonderful. Well done to you both.


  9. Pat Cegan says:

    This is so special, BB. What a delight to see your work together with your mother’s. I am happy to know that she got to see the exhibition…what a gift for her! Hugs to you both, pat


  10. Becca, what a lovely display of beautiful art you have both given us.. So wonderful to see yours and your Mom’s art side by side… Loved looking through your photos…
    Much love to you and to your Mom…. sending a Hug.. xox
    Sue xox


    • becca givens says:

      Sue — at times I feel like an imposter — but it was nice to have my first show along with her … Means a great deal to me. I appreciate your visit. xoxo


      • Your art is so vibrant and full of energy Becca, It must have been so good to share some of those precious moments along side your talented Mom… I am so pleased I didnt miss this one… 🙂 xxxx
        Hugs to you both
        Sue x


  11. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful exhibition! If I’d known about it, I would have made the effort to come over – if you ever do something like this again, you must publicize it ahead of time so people know about it!

    I love the painting of the blue iris. It’s not just a pretty flower, it’s the Louisiana state flower – how appropriate! (And they’re beautiful, out in the swamps.)

    I love the mother-daughter connection. It’s a great example of the final result being greater than the sum of its parts!


    • becca givens says:

      Awww — thank you!! I am not sure I will have another show — but if I do — I will let you know. 😀 The blue irises are my favorite as well — in fact, I should look on the back and see if anyone has claimed it yet. It meant a lot to both of us!


  12. lauriesnotes says:

    My mom and I have found much healing and peace in sharing art. Blessings to you and your mother –
    Much beauty and
    Love –


  13. siggiofmaine says:

    Congratulations to you and your Mother. What an honor for both of you !

    The show looks exciting and inviting … and your photos are surely polished despite your lack of time to capture what you wished. After photographing many exhibits myself … I feel your photos definitely give the viewer a feel for the paintings and an energy. The setting looks so exciting … nooks and crannies and places to highlight some paintings in a unique way. I am presuming that there were many chances for glare in the glass covering the paintings…that is where I have sooo much problem and you did a fantastic job in photographing … amazing and wonderful. I enjoyed greatly looking at the photos and will be back to look again.

    Again…Congratulations to you and your Mother. Hoping happy memories of the joint venture stay with you both for a long long time !

    Peace and love,


    • becca givens says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Siggi. As an artist yourself, your feedback means a lot. I am still not accustom to it. 😀

      I used museum glass on my pieces so it could show the metallics best and glare the least. Pricey but so worth it.


  14. phylor says:

    Thank you for sharing your and your mother’s art. Two very talented women!


  15. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    Congratulations! what a wonderful post
    Take Care…


  16. Jamie Dedes says:

    Bravo! Congratulations to you both.


    • becca givens says:

      Jamie, thank you and I appreciate your visits. In light of our present circumstances, it was quite humbling. My mom keeps asking me to paint while I’m there with her, but our days slip away so quickly. My next visit, I’m determined to make an effort. 😀

      Namaste ~~


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