Greenwich artist embraces realism in her oil paintings

Greenwich Time
Greenwich artist embraces realism in her oil paintings

By Meredith Guinness

September 3, 2018

Rebecca Smith Ford freely admits she’s “covetous” of art.

Walking through a museum or gallery, Ford might spy a work that speaks to her so loudly that she wants to make it her own by incorporating it into her painting.

“It’s about looking and loving the image, making the image mine by painting it,” the Greenwich artist said. “It’s a lot like consuming. They become mirrors. I will literally look at one of my own paintings and think I am looking at myself.”

Art lovers will get a peek inside Ford’s imagination at “Looking Forward, Looking Back,” a new exhibition opening Sept. 6 at the Greenwich Library’s Flinn Gallery. Kicking off the gallery’s 90th anniversary season, the show will feature work from four artists, including nine paintings Ford completed over the last three years.

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