Rebecca is a Malaysian artist and painter working mainly with paint and paper. A weaver and textile print designer by training. Rebecca paints dreamscapes and visual memories that give a sense of place, all influenced by a love for flora, fauna, and cultural heritage. These images fill her thoughts after journeys and travel. Colour, pattern and textures feature in all her nature inspired paintings. Rebecca works between Penang, Malaysia, and Piemonte, Italy.
Painting as much a possible in order to complete several series of paintings to be exhibited at a later date. Currently working on larger scale fish paintings, and a series of works on paper highlighting the plight of our natural biodiversity that combine gouache, ink and collage.
‘You Are All Invited’’ Curate, Re-Curate. Art Space 1. China House. Penang. 1st-31st March 2019.
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London. 19th,20th,21st October 2018.
'8- Joint Exhibition.' China House, Penang. November 2017
'Space of Time'- Intenational Womenâ€™s Art Forum- GTF. Whiteaways, Penang. July 2017.
'Piedmont Paintings'. Gallery Vivian Borsani. Palma, Mallorca. May 2016.
'After My Jungle Walks.' Hillside Cafe. Penang. February 2016
'Mercury- Not Nudes.' Hin Bus Depot, Penang February 2015
'The Peak 25th Anniversary Art Charity' Galeri Petronas. October 2014
'Chairity Art and Design Against Cancer.' The Edge Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. May 2014.
'The TUMI Difference.' Artwork for TUMI store. Gurney Paragon. October 2016
'Offerings' Art@Whiteaways. George Town Festival. 2013
WooJaeGil Museum Gwangju, S Korea. Joint Exhibition with Chan Kok Hooi. 2 Malaysian Artists. October 2012
Women's Exhibition at Metro Gallery, Gwangju, South Korea. September 2012
Artist's Residency. Gwangju. South Korea. September/October 2012
'Wayang' A Decorated Gallery. Solo Exhibition and Installations. Gallery 29. George Town Festival. 2011
Joint Exhibition with Judith Chandler. Gallery 29. George Town. 2010
'My Tropical Mind' Galeri Maya, Kuala Lumpur. 2006
Pre 2006: Solo and Joint exhibitions through through GalleryWan, Kuala Lumpur
Interior Designer - 23 Love Lane, George Town Penang 2010-12
Co-creator of China Tiger, a restored 1950’s shophouse in the UNESCO zone of George Town, Penang. Three vintage inspired apartments for long and short term tenants.
Restoration and interior design of Kapitan Cina Koh Lay Huan's house in the UNESCO zone of George Town. 25 China Street. 2006-2012.
Co-creator and co-owner of Phinisi Adventure Liveaboard Tiger Blue, Indonesia. 2008
Co-creator and Owner of The Tropical Spice Garden, Penang. 2003
Co-creator and Owner of Tiger Rock, Pangkor Island. 1995
Owner and Designer/Artist- Owen Rebecca Designs Sdn Bhd. A range of hand silkscreen printed textiles & resort wear promoting the flora, fauna & heritage of tropical Malaysia. 1986- current
Rebecca grew up in Malaysia. Her childhood was set in the jungles and plantations of Malaysia with family trips back to England & Wales. Her education was spread through Malaysia, the UK, & the USA.
Rebecca has been personally involved in creating a series of unique luxury adventure projects, geared at families and all age groups. The wonderfully rustic island and jungle experience at Tiger Rock in Malaysia. The luxury and dive liveaboard Tiger Blue , a traditional wooden sailboat that cruises the islands of Komodo, Banda Islands and Raja Ampat. Dive, explore and discover Eastern Indonesia. China Tiger in the UNESCO zone of George Town, Penang are three apartments that cater for long and short stay tenants.
All these locations offer a unique holiday that combines, adventure, discovery and fantastic food. They play a big part in the inspiration and subject matter of all her paintings and artworks.