July 15, 2014 – July 25, 2014
From a young age, Rebecca has used her art as a form of self expression and as her way of connecting with others. She draws her inspiration from the world she sees but also from her favourite fairytales and Japanese cartoons.
Rebecca brings warmth and joy to those around her. Her work reflects her usually cheerful attitude towards life and is characterised by bright, vibrant colours and smiling faces.
On three separate occasions (2003, 2006 and 2008), Rebecca’s artwork was shortlisted to become part of the Operation Art’s Permanent Art Collection. Her work was selected as one of the 50 artists (out of over 500). As part of the permanent collection, her artwork was displayed in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, toured the state’s regional galleries and finally hung in the Permanent Art Works Collection at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead.
Further in 2006, the Baulkham Hills Shire Council celebrated their centenary anniversary with a book that acknowledged those with special talents. The Council recognised Rebecca as one of these special achievers and her name was included in this book, for excelling in the area of artistic talent.
Rebecca has also been involved in numerous fundraising activities to support those around her. During her time in Tallowood School, her artwork was used for a Christmas card to raise funds for the school’s activities. She has also provided ongoing graphic design assistance to the Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia group, where her work was used to help market their social activities to the wider community.
Since leaving school, Rebecca has joined the Art programming at North West Disability Services. She is a vibrant member at Aberdoon House, where she participates in a variety of art and also cooking programs. The art workshops have given Rebecca the opportunity to explore her talent and express these in an array of mediums. She is a prolific artist whose illustrative ability in ink and watercolour continues to be showcased, whilst art workshops allow her to explore and develop her skill in still life, using acrylics. She has had opportunity to exhibit her artworks at access2art and the Royal Easter Show. Rebecca continues to grow as an artist and it is a joy to watch her self-expression as she creates with her absolute joy of art.