Becky Jokela

Becky JokelaI live on a farm overlooking Sogn Valley near Cannon Falls, Minnesota. I love my surroundings and am inspired by nature and the changing seasons. Painting outdoors, en plein air, is my favorite approach. I’m in the fresh air~ I can take my easel on a trip to the lake or park or on a hike to a hilltop vista. Maybe best of all is when I paint the barn or the maple tree in my own back yard. Why pastels? The intense colors capture the richness of the natural world. Becky began studying art at the University of Oregon and later graduated with a degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota. She continues to hone her painting techniques by taking classes from “the masters”… artists whose work inspires her. Becky taught art to Zumbrota-Mazeppa high school and elementary students for thirty years. Newly retired, she fills her time with painting.

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