Meet an Artist: Rebecca Kubica
Rebecca Kubica is a force to be reckoned with! Her artistic style mimics her sunny disposition through the bright, energetic colors she uses in her paintings. Never underestimate Becky, though. She is a brave soul who participates in power lifting, celebrates “tomboys”, and recently painted herself as a “fire-lady”. You can count on her to stand up for herself and others, speaking out for what she feels is right.
Becky takes pride in a job well done and puts care and intention into everything she does at the studio whether it is art making, daily sketching or afternoon responsibilities. This attention to detail is evident in the detailed figures and backgrounds she often paints.
A sense of peace pervades her artwork which, to me, is a reflection of her personal confidence and poise.
(Interview: Rebecca Kubica and Megan Harrigan Cox)
MHC: How did you find out about The Arts of Life?
RK: When I found out about Arts of Life I was in school. I met some people. She told me I was good at making art. I like to draw a lot.
MHC: What do you like to draw?
RK: I like to draw a firelady. I like to draw my friends. I like to draw animals sometimes.
MHC: Is there any particular music you like to listen to?
RK: I like Rock music the best.
MHC: I like rock music too. Who is your favorite band?
RK: My favorite band is John’s band.
RK: Yeah, Vangogo
MHC: Do you like to read?
RK: Yes, I sure do!
MHC: Do you have favorite book?
RK: Goosebumps books
MHC: Oh! Are they scary?
RK: No, not to me. I learned to read. In high school, I did.
MHC: Nice! Do you have a favorite artist? It can be any artist.
MHC: Dan? Danny Frownfelter?
RK: Yes, I like Danny Frownfelter.
MHC: What is it that you like about Danny’s art?
RK: Sometimes he makes Jack Black pictures. He likes him a lot.
MHC: Do you like Jack Black too?
RK: Yes, like a person. I like Kung Fu Panda. I like School of Rock. King Kong he was in. Oh, Goosebumps. I’ve seen him in Goosebumps.
MHC: You have a Tenacious D lunchbox, right?
RK: Tenacious D. That is his [Jack Black’s] band.
MHC: Where did you work before The Arts of Life?
RK: I was working at a hospital in the food court.
MHC: Did you like that?
RK: Yes, sort of. I liked washing the tables. I liked to stack the paper towels, and I liked to clean the mayonnaise off counters.
MHC: What made you want to come to the studio?
RK: I like to paint. I like to draw pictures. I like to meet new people and that’s it.
MHC: Do you feel like you are enjoying your time here?
RK: Yes, I sure am. The people are nice.
MHC: What sort of things do you like to do when you are not in the studio?
RK: I stay at home. I go to the Niles library. Look at music and movies. Sometimes I help my mom cook dinner.
MHC: What do you like to cook?
RK: Lots of hot dogs, beans, cheese, turkey. I love salads. We made a salad with cheese on it and ranch and I eat it.
MHC: Was it good?
RK: Real good!
MHC: Do you still do weight lifting?
RK: Yes, I still do weight lifting. I’m trying to work out.
MHC: What events do you do?
RK: Basketball...power lifting.
MHC: How much can you power lift?
RK: I would say 80 lbs or more.
MHC: [laughing] Well I definitely won’t get in a fight with you in an the alley!
RK: [laughing] No, don’t say that! I love you! I won’t fight you!
MHC: Is there anything else you want people to know about you?
RK: I would like to make people happy and laugh. One last thing I want to talk about. I like acting.
MHC: Well I hear drama group going on in the other room. Are you going to drama today?
RK: Yes. Sometimes I like being a bad guy! It’s my style! [laughs]