The red horse took her home
Rebekah is currently living in the United Kingdom. She grew up in Germany until she was 7 (father was in the army), then moved to Wales, then to Devon when she was a teenager. She now lives in a town called Bristol which according to Rebekah, "... is a great city, a lot smaller than London but still big enough with lots happening! It is a 2 hour car journey to London and 1 hour to Wales. I do really miss living in the countryside though and I really miss the sea. I think I am a country girl at heart! I'm lucky as my job is based in the countryside and the school in attached to a farm so I get my countryside fix! Devon and Wales are beautiful places..If you ever come to the UK you should visit them!"
|A Summer Walk|
Rebekah works full time as an LSA (teaching assistant) in a Steiner Waldorf special needs school. She said she really loves it and since she is not from a Steiner background she also really enjoys learning about the Steiner Waldorf Philosophy. The school is very creative and has lots of festivals and celebrations so it sounds like the perfect fit for Rebekah.
When I asked Rebekah how she goes about creating her beautiful paintings, she said, "Most of my art originates with dreams that I've had, I dream a lot and always remember my dreams, which I love! I also just get images popping into my head and I try to keep notes, I've got books full of notes, descriptions and ideas for paintings and other creations. When I begin a painting I always start with a rough sketch but sometimes I'll paint over my work many times and start again before I'm happy with it. I like to use lots of different mediums for example: gouache, acrylic, watercolors, dyes, inks and stains...The only thing I don't use is oil paint."
|The Racing Horse|
Rebekah's work is so full of color and personality. If you'd like to see more of her amazing artwork, visit her Etsy store, Rebekah Leigh. If you'd like to read more about Rebekah and her artwork visit her blog or website.
I hope you enjoyed the Artist of the Month feature. Have a wonderfully creative day. Stacie