I love painting the natural world, its flora and fauna, while considering how humans interact with wild spaces. Projects that evoke a sense of wonder, or invite a closer look, are especially appealing.
For her color illustration, Rebekah likes to explore with an array of traditional media such as watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils to create artwork reflective of the world around her.
For her black and white illustration, Rebekah likes to create with tools like pencil, ink, gouache and try out different papers to explore texture and mood to capture a mood or scene.
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.