View slideshow of some of Rebecca's art below. To contact Rebecca directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca spent most of her childhood outside hiking in the mountains, on horseback on the eastern plains of Colorado, riding her bike and climbing trees.“Mom used to yell at us to ‘come here’ when there was a particularly stunning sunset or lightning show that she didn’t want us to miss. As an adult living in Illinois, I’d pull over to the side of the road sometimes and cry because the sunsets were so beautiful. It’s impossible to say how often that happened in Colorado when arrested (yes, arrested) by a view from the top of a mountain pass or fourteener. Such views force me to my knees."
"What artists say about New Mexico may be trite but there’s a reason why people overstate its artistic inspiration. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the United States and some internationally and there is no place quite like New Mexico, though areas in Egypt come close. That’s partly why I moved here. It’s beautifully eccentric. I hope I can capture in my artwork at least some of the essence of this place, that I can properly convey to people the love and respect I have for every aspect of this state; its culture, landscapes, flora and fauna, history. Imagine, New Mexico takes center stage during bird migrations. We are flush with birds! Slot canyons, arroyos, mesas, clouds, languages, peoples; the variety is nearly as boundless as the skies. Such abundance! You can’t drive down any road in New Mexico without discovering a casual discard of human history or an impressive example of geological history. Do you have any idea the stories in a pottery sherd or a beer can? A rift valley or Alligator Juniper? New Mexico is heaven.”
Rebecca is a certified New Mexico True artist and lives in Mountainair. Rebecca is also a member of New Mexico Women Artists and a working artist at Cibola Arts Gallery. View more of her work on her FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/Artonthegrayhill/