Contemporary Artist Series Ecka-Blaire Faulds. Today we discuss a different art modality. I’m used to interviewing painters, photographers or sculptors. But 2-d work is so much more than that. Readers, meet Ecka Blaire. Ecka is a painter based in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. Her works on paper draw from her personal relationships and experiences to reveal intimate, contemplative moments which examine the connections among human and natural worlds.