Anna McNay

Artist Profile: Becky Boston


Artist Profile: Becky Boston

Becky Boston (born in London, 1985) is certainly a young
artist to watch out for. Untrained except for an A Level in Art and History of
Art, Boston took up painting seriously, after studying acting at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma,
in 2009.  She spent a couple of years
experimenting with different media and styles, and then won
her first
solo exhibition, XXXY (August 2011), after entering Gallery 320’s Mindsoup competition
to discover new up-and-coming talents.

Her early motivations came from lesbian photographers such
as Del LaGrace Volcano
(previously Della Grace), Susie Bright and Jill Posener. Feeling a connection
to their style, content and subject matter, Boston began to paint images from
their books. Nowadays she works both from photographs and life, drawing
inspiration from the
people she meets daily in her East London stomping

To read the rest of this profile, please see the December 2013 issue of DIVA magazine.


Becky Boston

Ring of fire

oil on canvas