Northern California artist Skye Becker-Yamakawa was born in the Bay Area in 1974. She spent most of her childhood in the Los Trancos Woods of Portola Valley surrounded by a wealth of inspiration. As her parents bought, lived, and fixed up properties in the area, Skye lived from house to house having her imagination as the one constant. Skye spent her days playing with her pets, exploring nature, looking at comic books, and learning how to draw and create art.
Skye took as many art classes available in high school and earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at San Jose State University. Painting full time for over fifteen years and teaching to selected students for the last 5 years, she lives and breathes art and constantly studies and grows as an artist. Skye draws upon her environment, dreams, and her childhood for inspiration.
Skye’s work is celebrated and supported by many art collectors around the world. She has shown in the Los Gatos Art Museum and different galleries across California. Skye was involved with the Pacific Art League for over 7 years, participating in juried shows and earning ribbons.
Skye has recently exhibited her work in Palo Alto and has been busy with many commissioned projects.