Artist Spotlight: Gillian Becket
In her early years as a child, Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) sophomore, Gillian Beckett discovered her passion for the arts. Having an older sister who is also an artist helped inspire Beckett’s involvement in art.
At the age of seven, she began to focus on drawing by taking classes outside of school. To expand her knowledge and skills in art, Beckett has taken classes in painting, architecture, and drawing and is currently enrolled in a digital arts class.
Though she loves all styles of art and has gone through phases of all different mediums, her focus is currently on realistic and symbolic art. She also enjoys painting and drawing people. “I get inspiration from things that mean a lot to me,” Beckett explains, “I love dance so I draw dancers.”
An additional source of inspiration comes from historical and iconic artists, Beckett describes: “I look up to so many [artists]…DaVinci, Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Wassily, Kandinsky…there are so many!” Although she does not currently showcase her work, she wishes to display her pieces on an online blog in the near future.
Hoping to continue her career in art, Beckett dreams of attending an arts college and possibly majoring in art history or photography. Currently, one of Beckett’s favorite pastimes is drawing tattoos on her classmates at school. “I write script, draw roses, anything they want or ask for. It’s really fun!” Beckett expresses her passion: “I think art is an awesome way to express yourself, and this is how I really show my personality. I love for my art to tell a story and make you think.”