Becky Coburn 

Newburyport, MA 

Becky Coburn uses the backs of discarded canvases, old pieces of her own poetry, forgotten books and ephemera as a way of expressing the potential for transformation that exists in everything. She creates densely layered mixed-media pieces in bright colors, often including female figures and city skylines. Her own experience as a woman in long-term recovery is a persistent theme throughout her work. Sober since 2007, she uses artwork as a way to spark honest conversation about the things that scare us.