Alston Beckman

★★ Easter Prayer ★★

Medium: Mixed Media: Watercolor And Colored Pencil

Dimensions (In INs): 22.5 x 19.5

Country: United States of America

Artist Bio

As an elementary art teacher, Alston has been grounded and blessed by the vastness of art that “bubbled up” from young students. “It was like being a Rock Star teaching art alongside little people. They opened my artist’s eyes like no other life experience”

It is now, Alston’s opportunity to give back this spark that students gave to her. Weaving a lifelong passion for painting, Alston Beckman has planted roots in her native South Carolina heritage with renewed energy in depicting a generational icon: Quilts. Having always loved painting textiles, connectivity in 2022 with a crafting Prayer Quilt ministry helped to marry these two gifts.

These Pawleys Island artisans have given Alston a new mission. Capturing stitches, patterns, and color in watercolor and colored pencil, Alston is hopeful in documenting the soul and warmth in quilt portraits.

The collection, The Ties that Bind Us is an ongoing body of “peace work”, with reinvestment back into random acts of kindness.

Artist Statement