Rebecca Shuttleworth is a young artist from Balzac, Alberta, where she was raised on her family’s farm. Her agricultural upbringing influenced her artwork from a young age and she fell in love with western art.
Rebecca drew on her own from the moment she could hold a pencil, and by the age of 13 she had sold her first painting. She started to become recognized and win art competitions soon after, being nominated for Airdrie’s Qualico Youth Artist award, winning the 2014 Calgary Stampede Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship, and being accepted into the Calgary Stampede’s 2015 Live Western Art Auction. Rebecca started to receive more demand for her artwork and one of her most notable commissions was from Douglas Lake Ranch, Canada’s largest ranch. By 19, she had prints of her artwork travel across North America and all the way to Mexico.
Rebecca’s latest honour was being this year’s Calgary Stampede poster artist. She is the youngest artist to complete the poster and was chosen over 100 applicants to represent the 2019 Stampede.
Rebecca continues to complete originals and commissions to share with the public so they can see her interpretation of western culture.