Born in London, Rebecca trained as a classical dancer and went on to work in theatre. Painting for Rebecca is an extension of her senses, a natural progression arising from an emotional response to her surroundings.
Rebecca has always been fascinated with the way we interact with the landscape. As a child she loved to lie staring up at the sky, feeling enveloped by the enormity of it, the sensation of movement, as if she was being transported by the clouds and experiencing an overwhelming sense of “smallness”.
Rebecca works in her studio from sketches, memory and imagination and sometimes “en plein air” if the weather is suitable.
She choose to work in pastel as she loves being able to manipulate the pastel pigment with her hands, pushing the colour into the card using her fingers or the heel of her hand, gradually building up layer upon layer. Rebecca likes to work on one piece at a time in order to enjoy the process of emergence from the start of an idea to a finished painting. In 2013 she was awarded the Pastel Society “Buzzacott Award” for best up-coming artist at The Mall Galleries in London, and her work can be found in private collections across the UK and abroad, as far afield as Canada and Australia.