Although Rebecca has spent much of her working life pursuing a pragmatic vocation, art has always been an integral part of who she is.
You might say that creativity is part of her DNA.
She recalls, "My dad was a glass blower for years at Hershey Park and we traveled with him in the summer. He taught me the art of decorative glass blowing when I was 16 years old."
Despite her early artistic ventures, after graduating from High School, she attended Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor's of Science with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science.
After graduation, she moved from Indiana to Texas where she met her husband. And so began a new adventure.
They moved to Las Vegas, NV and lived there for about 7 years. During this time, their two children were born. Any dreams of building her professional career (or even pursuing her love of art) initially took a backseat. However, when her oldest started school, Rebecca returned to college and earned her Master's degree in Education from Converse College.
In 2001, Rebecca and her husband moved to Spotsylvania, Virginia where she taught math for 10 years before accepting her current position as Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Germanna Community College.
So how does a Math Instructor make the jump to artist?
Rebecca explains that her love of art blossomed in high school when she took art classes. But then, life happened. In recent years, however, she discovered that she finally had time to pursue art again.
She notes that she currently works in acrylic and describes her style as, "very eclectic."
She adds, "I began painting with flow acrylics and decided I wanted to challenge myself more. I am now exploring a variety of techniques and different tools."
Through her paintings, she seeks to inspire others to "take time to enjoy your surroundings and look at things from different perspectives."