Rebecca has been expressing herself through art for as long as she can remember. By the time she reached high school, she took as many art classes as possible. Her college years were spent studying a little bit of everything, but painting always stayed with her. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she decided to travel to Oregon to study oils with her Aunt, Sandee Burman. Rebecca moved back to Wisconsin in 2005 & has been continually learning new techniques & theories ever since.
Rebecca is considered a realism artist since her approach to a subject matter is to portray it in a realistic way. The subject alone is never her first concern when it comes to choosing what she is going to paint. What is most important is that the composition evokes an emotional response & embodies all aspects of great design.
Rebecca’s mother was ill for quite some time with a rare lung condition that kept her in bed for most of the day. Her father filled their backyard with beautiful flowers & a long row of bird feeders right outside her mother’s window. Rebecca has many fond memories of sitting with her, chatting & watching the birds at play. After her mother passed she began painting still life almost exclusively & found herself adding a bird into every painting. It is Rebecca’s way of honoring her mother through art & keeping her memory alive.