“There is something                                                   in the repeated refrains of nature.”

infinitely healing

Rachel Carson

As children, we have a sense of wonder that often fades as we grow—but my passion is to keep that youthful spirit of discovery alive through the process of observing and creating.

My heart continues to be amazed by the natural world we live in and I want to share this through the words and images of my work. By teaching others to love nature, we encourage empathy, and in that we are saving the world.

Meet Rebekah

artist. Illustrator. Writer.
Observer. naturalist. survivor.

my story

Intricately detailed birds seemingly fly off the pages of this poetic and encouraging picture book about hope and resilience. It’s the perfect gift for birdwatchers, graduates, or anyone seeking motivation.

Catch the current of a bird’s wing. Dance with hope into open skies.

From avid birder and acclaimed wildlife illustrator Rebekah Lowell comes a soaring message of encouragement. Readers will find inspiration in a Yellow Warbler greeting a sunrise, a flock of Canada Geese supporting each other by sharing the weight of the wind, a Red-Tailed Hawk trusting its own wings, and a plucky Northern Saw-Whet Owl braving a chilly night. Ending on the optimistic note of a new day, this book is a parable about enduring life’s setbacks, as well as a glorious celebration of the outdoors. An afterword is included, with factual information about the ten birds featured in the book

Catching flight

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soared onto shelves
March 7, 2023

This poignant debut novel in verse is a portrait of healing, as a young girl rediscovers life and the soothing power of nature after being freed from her abusive father. For most of her life, Lacey has been a prisoner without even realizing it. Her dad rarely let her, her little sister, or her mama out of his sight. But their situation changes suddenly and dramatically the day her grandparents arrive to help them leave. It’s the beginning of a different kind of life for Lacey, and at first she has a hard time letting go of her dad’s rules. Gradually though, his hold on her lessens, and her days become filled with choices she’s never had before. Now Lacey can take pleasure in sketching the world as she sees it in her nature journal. And as she spends more time outside making things grow and creating good memories with family and friends, she feels her world opening up and blossoming into something new and exciting.

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Join rebekah for live speaking events and workshops:

MFA, Hollins University '19
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design '04
Maine Duck Stamp Artist '11, '14, '17', '20
Brush with Nature Plein Air Event 

Rachel Carson 50th Anniversary poetry contest
Kentucky National Wildlife, OVAL, 3rd Fifth Bank Award
Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award 
NESCBWI 4x4 Mentorship Program

NESCBWI Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship
Hollins FBC Ruth Sanderson Award 
Hollins FBC Margaret Kates Award
Hollins FBC People's Choice Award 

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A collection of prints, stickers, notecards, stamps, and pins.

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Art and nature have always been my passions. There's something special about sharing it with others. I hope that you will follow along as I build my Skillshare classes, sharing my love of art with you. 

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with love from Rebekah

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