2017 Poster Artist
Rebecca Loveless, 34, raised in South Florida, graduated from University of Florida 2004, cum laude with a degree in Visual Art Studies. She then moved to New York to pursue a career in gallery work but was sidetracked when she found tattooing. Loveless apprenticed in Queens, NY and eventually returned to Florida in 2010. Recently, Loveless received attention when she opened the first tattoo shop of Delray in June 2016. Tradition Tattoo opened in 2012 in Boca Raton, then made history by relocating to Loveless’s home in Delray Beach. Loveless has been featured in many local art shows and continues to stay active in her community.
The painting “Big Garlic” was inspired by a classic Allman Brothers album cover, Eat a Peach. Loveless, who is a true southern rock fan, wanted to evoke a feeling of joy with this piece. “Color can speak volumes to the eye, I just want it to look happy”. The artist frequently uses mixed mediums to convey her vision, “Big Garlic” is no exception. Charcoal, acrylic, and watercolor were all used in its creation. The artist wanted to have lots of small details that can be appreciated by a careful eye, including a band, balloons, and even a tiny picket fence. Small flowers, fluffy clouds, and lots of love fill the canvas that transports the viewer to a idealistic and fantastical land.