Rebecca Shuttleworth has always had a passion for expressing emotions, thoughts, and ideas with art. From the time she could hold a pencil, she would draw or colour in her many colouring books at any spare moment. Art certainly was a passion for her, which naturally progressed to art lessons. At eleven years of age, Rebecca began taking lessons outside of school with Jane Romanishko. Jane taught her the basic methods of pencil, watercolour, and pastel; pastel being her favourite. After five years of lessons with Jane; her high school art teacher, Ms Wright, helped her grow further as an artist. Rebecca is grateful for all she has learned from both teachers, and most importantly for their positive guidance which spared her from discouragement.
Rebecca has started entering competitions, accepting commissions, and drawing original pieces. She entered the piece, A Cowgirl’s Summer Day, into the 2014 Calgary Stampede Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship competition. She was truly honoured and delighted when her piece was selected for first place of the scholarship’s rural division.
Rebecca is excited to continue to expand her skills and share her artwork with a wider audience.
For more of Rebecca’s work, visit her website at www.rebeccashuttleworth.com