Rebecca is a weaver and textile print designer by training. However, throughout her career she has been painting spontaneously onto paper and exhibiting her paintings. 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 images. Rebecca works between Penang, Malaysia, and Piemonte, Italy.
Painting as much a possible in order to complete several series and bodies of work, to be exhibited at a later date.
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London. 19th, 20th, 21st October 2018. Rebecca will show pieces from her series 'Fish Markets'.
'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
Restoration and interior design of Kapitan Cina Koh Lay Huan's house in 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.