Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebekah Webb.
Rebekah, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
One of my earliest memories as a child was placing my art on the piano and having art shows for my family. I was born into a creative household, and I can’t recall a time when I wasn’t creating something… At age 12, I took a pinhole camera class and everything clicked – I knew then I wanted to be an artist.
I was encouraged to study the arts in college and travel abroad to further hone my artistic skills. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL with continued fine art studies at The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and Lorenzo De’Medici – The Art Institute of Florence, Italy.
Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, I returned to the Mobile Bay area after college and settled into an Artists’ Colony and coastal town known as Fairhope, where I launched my art and graphic design career.
So much of my inspiration is from my Southern heritage and experiences growing up on the Alabama Gulf Coast – nature and water are ever-present themes in my work.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am transfixed by nature’s beauty, vitality and the pull it has on me personally. I am equally fascinated by what drives human nature, and how our experiences define the way we see things and each other.
And as time passes, I continue to evolve with life’s experiences – relationships, motherhood, love, addiction, death, hardships, etc. It’s from these very events, I am paint/create intuitively – exploring the intangible and transitory qualities of life. My use of lines and layers provides that balance I am in continuous pursuit of. My intent is to capture the fluidity and intuitive feeling in all my compositions.
Connection is something we all seek and my hope is through my work the viewer feels that emotion and movement.
Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Seek out other artists to connect with… I love brainstorming with other professionals and learning about their process, techniques, materials, etc. Supporting one another collectively is critical to everyone’s success – it will naturally lead to genuine relationships.
Silence seems to be a rarity these days with social media. I believe that an essential part of the process is to be alone – tuning everything out and developing your own authentic voice.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
This year, I returned to the art scene after a motherhood hiatus, and I participated in the Trinity School “Spotlight on Art” artists market. I was reinvigorated by the caliber of talent and the overall seamless experience.
I am currently working on new work for in this year’s Emerging Artist show opening August 3rd at Anne Irwin Fine Art. I frequently post new work on my Instagram (@rebekahwebbstudio) and my website (www.rebekahwebb.com) shop.
- Website: www.rebekahwebb.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebekahwebbstudio/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebekahwebbstudio
Portrait shot by Matthew Coughlin