Possibly my favourite Australian artist is Rebecca Cool. Based in Western Australia, Rebecca first created her signature face as a 10 year old child and since then the wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked faces have adorned most of her works. The naive styling has been compared to another Aussie great Mirka Mora whose work is also a celebration of colour and life.
In recent years, Rebecca has introduced 1950's designed textiles into her work and now receives material packages from fans all over Australia. The textiles have become a huge inspiration and she often starts with piece of fabric on canvas and creates a scene from there.
As well as original artworks, Rebecca also illustrates books including Sally Osborne's book Womanhood and the upcoming children's book by Glenda Millard, Isabella's Garden. For more amazing art, check out the whimsical sculptures of Rebecca's husband Ross Miller.
You can find Rebecca Cool's artworks on her website and at the Manyung Gallery in Victoria, Yallingup Galleries, Margaret River Gallery, Stafford Studios and Fusion Fine Arts in Western Australia.
Image: Mother and Baby with Angel by Rebecca Cool