Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Rebecca has made Utah her
home since 1980. She currently resides in Woods Cross, Utah with her
husband, two children and three dogs. After following other career paths
after college, as well as starting a family, she returned to her
artistic roots and embarked on a full time career as an artist in 1996.
Rebecca is considered a realist painter. Colored Pencil has been her
medium of choice for many years. Recently she has begun painting with
oils and acrylics and enjoys experimenting with mixed media.
Rebecca majored in art at Colorado State University in
Fort Collins, Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1979.
She studied under some of the finest art professors in the state,
learning many forms of artistic expression with a broad range of art
media. She enjoyed the study of art history, particularly the Old
Masters as well as the Impressionists. These artists greatly influenced
her work through the study of their techniques and the emotions
expressed through their work.
Although much of Rebecca’s work is created in a
realistic style, she also enjoys experimenting with other forms of
expression. She feels experimentation is what motivates one to grow as
an artist. The simple beauty in nature is the inspiration for Rebecca’s
work. She is a detail person, fascinated by the intricate patterns,
textures and colors found in the natural world. “There is a great deal
of beauty in all things which surround us, even the little things we
take for granted” say the artist.
She considers herself an observer, one who stops and smells
the roses, studies them, then photographs them for the subject of a
future painting. The study of light and shadow dominates her most recent
work. She has been experimenting with the interaction of light and
shadow and its effect on color on objects such as flowers, fruits and
Rebecca has participated in may art shows, exhibitions,
competitions and projects, winning several awards. Many of her paintings
can be found in public and private collections throughout Utah and the
United States. She has been a member of the Intermountain Society of
Artists for many years. Rebecca has also been an active participant in
the annual Celebration of Art & Soup since 1997 and has served on the
organizing committee since 1998. This event is an annual art exhibit,
sale and auction benefiting Community Nursing Services. She has
participated as an art instructor in the Artist-in-Residence program in
the Jordon School District as well as volunteer teaching in the Art
Start program in the Davis School District. She has taught many art
classes and workshops at Bountiful/Davis Art Center and Lamplight Art
Gallery. Currently, Rebecca holds the office of treasurer and serves on
the executive board at the Lamplight Art Gallery / Artist’s Cooperative
in Bountiful, Utah.