Becky Gropp Hochhalter

Artist in Terre Haute, Indiana

Becky Gropp Hochhalter

Artist in Terre Haute, Indiana

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Born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, Becky Gropp Hochhalter is a self-taught, lifelong artist who has been creating art since childhood.

Becky works in traditional oil and acrylic painting and fine detailed pencil drawings as well as digital drawing, painting and illustration.

For over 27 years, Becky has worked in art related fields including advertising and computer graphics. Her artwork has been displayed at the Swope Art Museum, Clabber Girl Museum Gallery, Heinl’s Garden Studio and the Raven Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana, Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois, the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the Scholastic Art Awards in New York.

Becky’s work is also on display at area businesses, including painted fiberglass sculptures on permanent display at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Terre Haute and four large-scale oil paintings at Louise’s Cafe at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and a commissioned 7’x4’ contemporary piece for the offices of Century 21 Advantage in Terre Haute. She assisted nationally renowned artist Bill Wolfe with the painting of a mural for St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. This mural is displayed in the rotunda of the Vigo County Courthouse in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Her resume includes teaching art events and classes. Her events have been held at The Copper Bar, Clabber Girl Bakeshop, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has taught her own WeeArt children's art classes, science and art at the Terre Haute Children's Museum, and will be teaching in the Summer Youth Arts Program at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum in 2016.

Becky's most notable works include eleven commissioned large-scale photography pieces on permanent display at the new UAP Medical Office Building on the campus of Union Hospital in Terre Haute which were installed in the spring of 2013, and a 60’x8’ mural for the Terre Haute City Parks Department which was installed in Deming Park in June of 2015.

During her 29 year career in art-related fields, Becky has gained valuable experience including managing large-scale projects at a Fortune 500 company. She enjoys lending a creative eye to collaborative efforts, and has boundless ideas for expressing her artistic ability.

Current projects include portrait commissions, illustration of a children's book (released March of 2016), and a bronze sculpture for a client in Terre Haute, Indiana.