'My Dad taught me how to draw perspective when I was ten, probably to keep me occupied outside while he was working in the office. The first thing I learned to draw in perspective were the steps I was sitting on. I always drew, but I didn't really start painting until I was in college. My biggest influences have always been illustrators, particularly Norman Rockwell, Alphonse Mucha, Tolouse Lautrec Cassandre and Albrecht Durer. Art Nouveau and Post Impressionism are my favorite movements, full of print makers and Van Gogh!'
Rebecca grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has made Atlanta home since 1999. She is a painter, illustrator and trompe l'oeil muralist accustomed to working in just about every medium because of her experience as a commissioned artist. She also paints whimsical animal portraits and is an accomplished airbrush artist.
She was formally educated in French and Art at Seattle University and in France. After two decades and two career changes including Fashion and later Interior Design, Rebecca finally decided to pursue her passion for painting and attended the Faux Finish School in Louisville and The Finishing Source in Atlanta to learn the craft of Decorative Painting. She found a niche for herself when she met the Premier Craftsman of France, Michel Nadai, and was mentored by him in the art of Trompe L'oeil and thus began painting murals. She has always been fascinated by the science and process of creating art and mixing textures and has found her decorative painting background to be very useful to her Fine Art career.
Rebecca has been a full-time artist since 2006. She has been published in the Art House Co-opís Canvas Project 2009, and has won multiple awards, for her humorous cartoon art on eBay.com, and also for her interpretations of Hope and the Rhinoceros on ebsqart.com.
Motto: Never Ever give up.
Long term business strategy: Live long enough, do good work and marry a promoter!
Retirement plan: To do what I love and be with someone funny when I am old and wear Depends.
Typography; July 6-29, 2012, 2 Rules Gallery, Marietta, GA
Paper Dolls; Jun 10ĖAug 31, 2012, Defoor Centre, Atlanta, GA
Art Party; March, 2012, Doo Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Behind The Scenes-Studio Artists Exhibition; Sept 2011, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
North Cobb Arts League Spring Members Show, May 2011, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
The Canvas Project; July-Sept 2009, Hartsfield-Jackson Int'l Airport, Atlanta, GA
New Member Show; 2008, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA
Golden Age of Comics; Dec-Jan 2008, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA