Rebecca Louise Saunders
Loire Valley – France
Mediums: Watercolours, acrylics, inks, charcoal (Nitram) crayons, pencils, pastels, felt-tips, everything except oil paint :-)
Favorite Quote: Any Mark Is Art
Favorite Book: The Charmed Bracelet, Inkheart
Favorite Movie: Back To The Future, Home Alone
Rebecca is a chronically disabled prolific, self-taught artist that paints all day, everyday, unless promoting her artwork. Rebecca can paint about 10 paintings per day, and once a year she can get very inspired, and paint about 30 paintings in a day. Rebecca has been painting for about 12 years now, learning everyday.
Do you listen to music while painting?
I have cartoons , general family movies or Murder She Wrote on while I paint :-)
What feeling would you like others to have after seeing your art?
I hope people feel happy when they see my paintings.
Can you say something about your creative process?
I always have blank sheets of paper in front of me, and my pencils/paints. I do not think I have a process, I get a feeling, grab my pencils/paints, and create :-)
What are your inspirations?
ART MATERIALS :-D Television, Books, Birds, general wildlife, nature, trees
Have you sold any of your paintings?
No I have not sold any artwork yet.
Where do you like to showcase your artworks online?
Via Twitter, paintersonline, Crevado, my Weebly website.
What influences your art?
Television, an African Wall-hanging that is hung in front of me, that inspires my African Hunter paintings.
Can you tell us something about your life?
I developed my severe chronic arthritis, which is an autoimmune illness, when I was 3 and a half years old. I was in hospital for a spinal fusion when I was 5 years old.
I have had to be in and out of hospital for most of my life, but now I (within the last 12 years or so) I can do something I want to do, and that is to paint.
Painting is something I am in control of and something I love to do.
Do you have any plans for the future of your art?
To get it exhibited in every art gallery in the whole world :-)
Would you like to share some advice for other artists?
Do not bin any sketches, drawings, paintings that you do not like, keep everything, because it will help you to see how you can improve, and show you how far you have come :-)
Rebecca Louise Saunders - Any Mark Is Art
Loire Valley - France