Beja enjoys working with oil and acrylic paints, collage, mixed media, found objects and photography. In Paris, she studied the Van Aken Classical Technique and work in the Louvre as a copyist. Beja spent many years working professionally as a muralist, scenic painter, and copyist. Currently, her artwork is figurative, deconstructionist mixed media from a queer/feminine perspective with a view towards sustainability.
“This project was an opportunity to challenge myself towards sustainability. Every piece of this artwork, from the hubcap to the ribbon, were items that I personally scavenged/found/reclaimed from the world around me in an attempt to make some sort of ultimate statement about something. I was also inspired to create a uniquely feminine form as a contrast to the often masculine approach humanity takes with advancements in technology.”Beja Tinsley