Rebecca Toy

Acrylic & Photography

Artist Bio.

Originally from western New York, I grew up in Raleigh. I attended East Carolina University before getting married and moving to Fuquay Varina. I have two children who I consider my greatest works of art, albeit an intrusive installation at times!

My subject matter for paintings and photographs often overlap. I love the design and texture possibilities that trees present, especially winter trees, with their stark linear quality. I am forever painting and photographing clouds, marveling at their incredible changeability. I've been working on an extensive series of both tree paintings and photographic filters for the past couple of years, looking to push the images towards an abstraction rather than a factual representation. I have other subjects that I return to as well, such as cats, the female figure, and the occasional mermaid or Medusa. I love color and I'm not afraid to use it! 

Artist Statement

I am drawn to winter trees, cats, and the female form. My mediums are acrylic on canvas, and digital photographic manipulation.


Contact information: [919] 557-6208 | rebeccatoy03@gmail.com