Thea Becker brings to her work highly developed intuition and highly refined skills as an artist. Her background as a painter, muralist, printmaker, sculptor and accomplished classical pianist is informed with a special blend of Eastern and Western perspectives. Thea lives her art as a prayer and meditation.
Born in San Francisco in October 1965 into a family of Russian and Chinese descent, Thea was immersed in a combination of Eastern and Western cultural and philosophical influences. Her grandmother was the protege of one of China’s greatest painters, Chang Dai-chien. From an early age Thea’s interests focused on Nature and in living things. Her work has evolved into a unique style that blends striking color, beautiful forms with sensuous textures. Her belief that all creatures are conscious brings a commitment to sharing her vision of each Being’s expression of love and wisdom. Thea sees an inter-dimensional reality that translates multi-tiered visions of beauty and truth in nature onto the canvas.
At eleven she began training as a classical pianist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Mack McCray. Her creative home environment concurrently fueled continuous work in drawing, sketching, painting and sculpting, resulting in an exhibit at the Oakland Museum in The National High School Art Exhibition for the United States for one of her sculptures.
Thea is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in the Humanities. She moved to Amsterdam, Holland in 1991 and began to focus more on her drawing and painting. For the next six years immersed herself in the culture and environment of the Old Masters.
Thea’ s later training in Asian medicine its various healing modalities allows her to integrate the wisdom of Eastern metaphysical concepts into her art. This she incorporates into the creation and meaning of her work.
She currently lives in Oakland, California where she maintains her art studio. As well as gaining acclaim as a muralist, her work is held in various galleries and in numerous private collections in Europe, the United States, and Israel.