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By Ramesh Ponnuru
The Times 

Talk About Art


March 14, 2019

A column by Carolyn Henderson

It's a long road from working for a contractor making parts for nuclear submarines to painting peaceful landscapes, but acrylic painter Becky Melcher is used winding paths. Nowadays, she especially enjoys painting them.

For more than 40 years, the Yakima artist worked in the legal field – from that submarine contractor to attorneys' offices – and painted on the side. Upon retirement, she plunged into the art world, experimenting with techniques, media, and subject matter, focusing on work that exudes an incredible sense of peace and tranquility.

"My true d...

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