gay bichelmeirAmerican (b. 1961)

Born in Shreveport Louisiana, Bechtelheimer received her degree in Art Education from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and now resides in El Dorado, Arkansas. She works in pastels, watercolors and acrylic. She explains, “I have a visual, cerebral and emotional connection with what captivates my attention, what I want to express, be it commonplace or sublime. My art reflects what I have been looking at and thinking about, a vision I want to share”. Bechtelheimer’s work is characterized by brilliant color, dramatic contrast and distinct mood. Her work can be found in both corporate and private collections throughout the country. Corporate collections of note are The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Little Rock, AR, UAMS Reynolds Center on Aging, Little Rock, AR, Alice-Sydney Oil Company, El Dorado, AR and South Arkansas Orthopedics, El Dorado, AR.