Rebecca Dvorin Strong (b. 1954) is known for meticulous artworks in which she creates the illusion of light using multiple layers of color. Working in oils, gouache, inks, and charcoal, her subjects range from realistic images of the natural world to abstract paintings inspired by the natural world.
Strong studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Being drawn to northern landscapes for inspiration, she moved from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest when she was in her 30’s, and she has traveled extensively in Scandinavia, including an artist residency in Iceland.
Strong was awarded a grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation to experience and paint the Midnight Sun above the Arctic Circle in Norway, and a grant from Artist Trust in Seattle for her symbolic tree self-portraits.