About Beckie Rock

Beckie Rock grew up in Utah surrounded by a family that loved art. You may even say it was instilled in her from birth. She learned most of her art abilities from her mother, May Blair, and sister, Bonnie Posselli, while also taking classes at the Salt Lake Community College were she earned associate degrees in both Illustration and Design.

Beckie has always had a passion for art and her inspiration is her sister, Bonnie Posselli, a renowned Utah artist. Rock’s mother started to really dive into art after her children were grown, and Rock followed in her mother’s footsteps, finding her artistic desire after her own children were grown.

Beckie Rock enjoys working behind the scenes in Utah art. She designs and maintains websites for the Plein Air Painters of Utah and the Holladay Arts Council.

Beckie Rock self portrait
Artist Statement

Plein Air painting is my favorite way to paint, outside in this incredibly beautiful world, usually alongside my sister, Bonnie Posselli.

The challenge of changing light, swiftly moving clouds, animals, and other subjects helps develop the need to observe and paint quickly. Learning to choose colors and leave them, even though they change during the painting session is a constant goal.

Utah has some jaw-dropping scenery and it's soul-filling to visit and paint these beautiful vistas.

Honorable Mention, Professional: Plein Air Holladay, 2023.
Opening Reception, The Fox Shop
Opening Reception, the Fox Shop

3rd Place Professional: Brigham City Fine Art Show, 2023
Honorable Mention, Professional: Holladay Fine Art Show & Sale, 2023
Morning Munchies

Morning Munchies North Fields
Honorable Mention, Professional: Plein Air Holladay, 2019
Windswept, Knudsen Park
Windswept Knudsen Park