The latest in featured KPaRtists is Rebecca Tombaugh, who primarily uses calligraphy pens and acrylic ink and airbrush paint to create what she calls "inkings." She enjoys painting what she sees in life, whether driving to work, taking a vacation in New Mexico or what's in the backyard.
"Why I paint these things:
This year I got to spend a week in Northern New Mexico, in the area where Georgia O'Keeffe lived and worked. I was so struck by the beauty of the Ghost Ranch area. Most of what I saw was from the car, so many of these paintings are 'on the road.'
Bicycles have recently caught my eye. I like the wheel + human combo. Cyclists dress with so much individuality, and they like to dress up their bikes. They also hold still while waiting at stoplights. They make good models."
Tombaugh also likes to search thrift stores and garage sales for just the right used frame to pair with her work.
"There's nothing wrong with these frames and they can still be used. The edges are somewhat banged up, and the mats are faded. The styles are dated, too. But I think that is a nice contrast to contemporary art."
Her work is on display in the KPR Gallery through the end of the year. Like her work? Call Tombaugh at 816-809-7844 or email.