Growing up in a family drawn to the outdoors, Rebecca has always experienced a closeness to the natural world. With the supportive encouragement of her parents, and finding a talent in art, she chose to focus on her future as a painter in her mid teens. Rebecca's primary goal in her work is to help the creatures she paints as well as their habitat. She participates in numerous wildlife and habitat conservation fundraising events to increase awareness and has generated thousands of dollars for wildlife and conservatiion, by creating hunting stamps including the 2003 MN wild turkey stamp and the Manitoba conservation stamp. She spends as much time as possible observing and experiencing the wildlife she paints, often shooting up to 5,000 still photos when out on a shoot. Her work always reflects a personal experience with the species. After studying many mediums and styles of painting and sculpture, she now works primarily in watercolor in a traditional Flemish style.