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From Land to Sea to Art

Portsmouth's Becky Roberts turns driftwood and beach stones into stunning home accessories

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Becky Roberts uses variously shaped beach stones, driftwood and beach grass found on the shores near her Portsmouth home to create “pebble art,” sculptures and shadow boxes. She forms the stones into various shapes found in nature, as well as scenes from everyday life – from dragonflies and polar bears to wedding parties complete with wedding dresses and top hats. She creates realistic-looking trees using driftwood, framing them in shadow boxes or attaching them to rock bases.

Her love for all things nautical comes partly from her upbringing in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where combing nearby beaches for sea glass was one of her favorite childhood pastimes. Her creativity came from her father, a full-time artist specializing in paintings of sea- and landscapes. Becky came across wedding-themed pebble art while browsing wedding gift ideas on Pinterest and was instantly inspired; she popped down to the nearest beach to gather pebbles, then built her own version of the newlyweds out of beach stones. Thus, her coastal creations took sail. Becky’s designs are available at Etsy.Com/Shop/TreetoSeaArtbyBecky and Curated in Tiverton