The artist and her paintings are inspired by a world filled with the breathtaking beauty of nature that is often missed. Using detailed watercolours, Rebecca brings the viewer into her paintings to experience the inspiration and beauty of every subject. "I am facinated and amazed by what I observe in the outdoors, and often find myself captivated by the creatures that reside there. I strive to include those emotions in my paintings for the viewer to enjoy as well. May you view my paintings as a frozen moment in time to bring you inspiration in the hurried pace of life." - Rebecca Latham
Biography: Biography - Growing up in a family drawn to the outdoors, Rebecca has always experienced a closeness the natural world. With the supportive encouragement of her parents, and finding a talent in art, she chose to focus her future as a painter in her mid teens. Rebecca's primary goal in her work is to use her work to help the creatures she paints as well as their habitat. She often participates in wildlife & habitat conservation fundraising events in her region to raise funds and awareness. She spends as much time as possible observing and experiencing the wildlife she paints: "We often take up to 5000 still photographs on a shoot. It is very important that the subject painted is studied from every available angle, as well as it's habits and preferences". Because of her interest in the biological aspects of wildlife art, her paintings always reflect a personal experience with the species. "For me, the research and fieldwork involved are my favorite, rain or shine. There are many times I have to drag myself back to my studio to paint, as I would much rather spend all of of my time outside." Her style and technique are primarily influenced by her artist family, Karen & Bonnie. Rebecca also chose to extended her education in independent studies with national & international artists whose styles she admired including: Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, Daniel Smith, Terry Isaac, Paco Young, Bruce Miller, Wilhelm Goebel, Wayne Trimm, John Banovich, & Matthew Hillier, and others. After studying many mediums and styles of painting and sculpture, she now works primarily in watercolour in a traditional Flemish style. Rebecca's works range in size from 24" x 36" to 1" x 1". She is particularly enjoys painting small & miniature works, "When painting these small pieces, I am always amazed at how they develop so quickly." Gallery Affiliations - She is represented by these fine galleries for her original art: Galleries West Fine Art - Jackson, WY :: Decoys & Wildlife Gallery - Frenchtown, NJ :: Art Barbarians Wildlife Gallery - Rogers, MN :: Collections: 2003 - Miniature Art Society of FL - Permanent Collection Exhibitions - Natureworks - Tulsa, OK Waterfowl Festival - Easton, MD Intl. Miniature Exhibition - Millburn, NJ Miniature Art Soc of FL. Intl. Exhibition Florida Wildlife Expo - Lakeland, FL
Country: United States
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