Oil on canvas with a wooden frame by artist Rebecca Fullerton; 16″ x 20″
Rebecca Fullerton has a passion for the forests and mountains of New England. When she’s not painting the region’s wild scenery in her studio or en plein air, she is probably hiking, running a trail, or out on a lake or river in a kayak. The time Fullerton spends in nature, the grandeur of alpine summits, the intricacy of intertwining limbs in deep woods, and the sparkle of rushing water through a gorge all inspire and inform her painting process. Within Fullerton’s practice, she specializes in landscape painting in the realist and impressionist traditions. Her focus is capturing the beauty of the mountains of New England, particularly the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine.
Each year she hikes in the backcountry, taking in the dramatic scenery of the wilderness, sketching, painting, and taking photographs for use in both oil and watercolor works. Fullerton is always striving to recreate the special atmosphere unique to this area with its changeable weather, steep trails, and limitless views. Through her work she hopes to promote the unique and fragile beauty of places that deserve conservation. Fullerton lives in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Originally from Vermont, Rebecca grew up in southern New Hampshire. After many years spent living in Boston, she returned to the Granite State in 2018 to pursue her career as Archivist for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and to live among the mountains that she aspires to capture ever more authentically in paint.