Rebecca took her foundation course at the Cardiff School of Art & Design, followed by a BA in Graphic Design at Liverpool School of Art. After graduating, she took an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art.
Rebecca’s creative process begins with some pencil sketching, looking for an idea that stands out. She paints very intuitively, making marks along the way, and the image will evolve on the heavy cartridge paper she uses. Acrylic inks form the base, and on top of that she draws with Caran d’Ache coloured pencils.
Both contemporary and nostalgic vibes shine through in Rebecca’s work and her style is bright, painterly and colourful, with a naïve, childlike quality to it. There’s usually a touch of humour to round things off.
2009 Comstock Read Aloud Honor Books
2009 Amelia Bloomer Award
2009 Notable Children’s Book Award – American Libraries Association
Melvita, Royal Mail, Chronicle Books, Thames & Hudson, Scholastic, Chicago Zoo, Citibank, Barnes & Noble, Penguin Books, Macmillan, Whittards, Radio Times, Vogue, Washington Post, The New Yorker, Paperchase, Boston Globe, Henry Holt, Papyrus, Hallmark, Art Angels, Weston Woods, Marine Conservation Society