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Rebekah Lowell is an illustrator, writer, teacher and fine artist who is inspired by a passion for representing the natural world through her art. Her works are often noted for their naturalistic style, elegance, and personal technique. She is continually searching for avenues to develop her skills as an artist, with her style ranging from precise realism to emotive expressionism. Her use of color and strong line-work make her work an excellent choice for a wide range of projects and purposes. She is accomplished in working in many different mediums including acrylics, ink and watercolor and mixed media. Having written and illustrated several of her own children's books, all nature-oriented, she is an aspiring children's book author and illustrator pursuing to be published. Rebekah is an alumna of the Rhode Island School of Design. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.

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Résumé

 

Education

1997-2000 (During school breaks) Heartwood College of Art and Design, Kennebunk, ME

2000-2001 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2001-2004 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

Certificates and Degrees

1997 Certificate of Completion-Stained Glass, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME

1997 Certificate of Completion-Photography, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME

1998 Certificate of Completion-Book Making, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME

1999 Certificate of Completion-Oil Painting, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME

2000 Certificate of Completion-Jewelry & Metals, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME

2004 Bachelor of Arts, Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

Awards and Honors

1997 Honorable Mention, Saco Sidewalk Arts Festival, Saco, ME

1999 Who’s Who Among American Scholars, Biddeford, ME

2000 NASE Scholarship, ME

2000 Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts-Merit Award, Scholastic, Inc., Biddeford, ME

2007 Honorable Mention, 5th Place, Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Augusta, ME

2008 Honorable Mention 4th Place, Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Augusta, ME

2011 1st Place, Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Augusta, ME

2013 2nd Place, Oregon Habitat Consevation Stamp Contest

2014 1st Place, Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Augusta, ME

2016 2nd Place, Maine Duck Stamp

2016 Runner up for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Scholarship at Hollins University

 

Exhibitions

1995-2003 Saco Sidewalk Arts Festival, Saco, ME

1999-2001 The Governor’s Restaurant, Biddeford, ME

2002 The Kennebunk Sign Company, Kennebunk Office, Kennebunk, ME

2004 Senior Show, Magical Realism, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2004 Maine Fish and Wildlife Association Dinner/Silent Auction, Augusta, ME

2005 Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Judging Exhibition, Augusta, ME

2006 Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Judging Exhibition, Augusta, ME

2006 The National Rifle Association Dinner/Silent Auction, Wells, ME

2007 Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Judging Exhibition, Augusta, ME

2007 Maine Sportsman’s Show, Top 5 for Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Augusta, ME

2008 Maine Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Judging Exhibition, Augusta, ME

2008 Maine Sportsman’s Show, Top 5 for Waterfowl Stamp Competition, Augusta, ME

2013 Prelude Show, Irvine Gallery, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME

 

Galleries

1999 Saco Middle School, Saco, ME

2005 Eatz Eatery and Unique Boutique, Kennebunk, ME

 

 

Collections

My work has been purchased at art festivals, auctions, privately, and on ebay.

2011-2012 Yesteryear's Farm, Hollis, ME

2013 Irvine Gallery, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME

 

Selected Commissions and Illustrations

1999 Mural at TJ's Pizza in Biddeford, ME

1999 Watercolor Flowers, Ithaca, NY

2000 Mural at Church in Saco, ME

2000 Watercolor Flowers, Ithaca, NY

2000 Watercolor Flowers, Ithaca, NY

2001 Watercolor House Portrait, Gray, ME

2004 15-4x6 Pen and Ink Haiku Illustrations-“Modern Day Hiawatha”, Keene, NH

2004 15-4x6 Pen and Ink Haiku Illustrations- “Submerged in God’s Grace”, Keene, NH

2005 Watercolor Poetry Illustration, Keene, NH

2005 Watercolor Poetry Illustration, Keene, NH

2005 30-Poetry Book Illustration Sketches, Keene, NH

2005 “Trout”, Biddeford, ME

2005 “Striped Bass”, Biddeford, ME

2006 “Consider the Lillies”, West Branch Traders, Paul Gagnon, Millinocket, ME

2006 “Lexi” Watercolor, Old Orchard Beach, ME

2006 Garden Blueprints, Old Orchard Beach, ME

2007 “Heron”, West Branch Traders, Paul Gagnon, Millinocket, ME

2007 “Atlantic Puffin”, West Branch Traders, Paul Gagnon, Millinocket, ME

2007 “Sea Shells”, West Branch Traders, Paul Gagnon, Millinocket, ME

2008 Beach House Portrait, Biddeford Pool, ME

2009 “Maine Ice Cream” Sign, Dairy Joy, Biddeford, ME

2009 “Always Time for Ice Cream” Sign, Biddeford, ME

2010 “Whirlwind” 44” x 50” Canvas Tree Painting for Homeowners, Dayton, ME

 

Articles and Reviews

2000 The Courier-“Talent Comes in Threes at Biddeford High School”, Biddeford, ME

2000 Heartwood College of Art Article, ME

2015 Audubon Magazine

 

Work Experience

2002 Custom hand painting on signs for The Kennebunk Sign Company, Kennebunk, ME

2011 Teaching Group Art Classes to students ages 5-15

 

Donations/Auctions

2004 Maine Black Bear Oil Painting, Maine Fish and Wildlife Association, Augusta, ME

2005 Pheasant Oil Painting, The National Rifle Association, Wells, ME

 

Skills and Mediums

• Acrylics

• Adobe Photoshop

• Book Making

• Charcoal

• Colored Pencil

• Conté Crayon

• Gouache

• Ink and Watercolor

• Mixed Media

• Oils

• Pastel

• Pen and Ink

• Pencil

• Quilt Making

• Watercolor

• Watercolor and Gel Medium

• Writing