A native of Laurel Mississippi, Bekye Fargason moved to New York City in 1974. It was in New York’s urban setting she began to develop her skills as a decorative painter for residential and commercial environments. In 1993 Bekye relocated to New Orleans where she has continued her career collaborating with interior designers, architects and private clients to create unique and timeless spaces.

Utilizing techniques she has practiced in her thirty years in the decorative arts field, Bekye has developed a style and skill that has inspired her passion for fine art painting. With the use of pallet knives, brushes, rags and sponges, Bekye applies layers of plaster, metallic leaf, waxes, oils, acrylics and natural materials to create canvases that are heavily textured, highly luminous and sensitive to changing light.

Bekye’s work has appeared in the following national magazines: House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, and Victoria. She has also been featured in local and regional publications including New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Louisiana Life Magazine, St. Charles Avenue and Gambit.