“A Dozen Oysters for Oyster Bay”
Rebecca Lawton Flatters
Watercolor and gouache on paper, 2017

"An Oyster" (set of 6)
Rebecca Lawton Flatters
Watercolor and gouache, 2017-2018

On view October 1st – October 31st.
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 27th from 5-7 pm.
49 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771


Born in 1968 in Los Angeles, she was never more shocked than when, as a small child, she realized that there were books that did not have pictures in them.  This horror no doubt lead to an interest in science and two degrees in art history. The books on these subjects had plenty of pictures.  It was during the second degree that she finally leveled with herself that she really wanted to make art and not just study it.

After a stint as a corporate curator at Fidelity Investments in Boston, she moved to New York to pursue her conceptual art career while working for Mark Tansey as his studio assistant. Since 1997 she has lived and worked in New York City.  In 2012 she set up her studio in Oyster Bay and thus began her study of oysters.

She has shown in Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and Long Island and her work is in private collections in the US and Europe. The Oysters combine a love of oysters, taxonomy, conceptual art, and Oyster Bay.