Colleen Nash Becht is one of America’s prominent fine water colorists. Having grown up on Florida’s Treasure Coast, she is uniquely gifted with the talent and eye to create photo-realistic paintings of the region's coastal life that continue to garner domestic and international awards.
Colleen's watercolors are intricate and detailed, often hyper-realistic renditions done at close range. She is especially talented at capturing illumination from organic sunlight, showing how the light dances upon a subject. Her subject matter ranges from native tropical flora, still life fruits, and wildlife to commissioned portraits and her latest obsession, small wooden boats.
The artist's works are collected and sold in galleries from Palm Beach to San Francisco, and in coastal towns around the world. Collectors range from billionaires and celebrities, to local fisherman and school teachers, and many of them own multiple original pieces. It is not unusual for an entire collection to be sold on opening night.
Locally, her work has appeared on the cover of the Indian River Magazine four times, and the magazine chose Colleen and her work as the subject of a feature story in 2012
Contact the Artist
The artist's studio in downtown Fort Pierce is open by appointment. To learn more or arrange a visit, please contact Colleen directly.
Address: 219 N. 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950