6 March 2009

Australian Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Cool

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

25 comments:

  1. Great info. Congrats on being Blog of Note.

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  2. Thanks so much for posting info on this artist...I like her work very much...naive but exotic...

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  3. well the information is great..
    i loved the way you described the artist..

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  4. I really like the painting it's so refreshing and so pure.Reminds me a lot of spring days when the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining.
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  5. Nice image. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Nice to see Rebeccas work, congrats on 'Blog of Note'.
    Angie ex New Collectables Gallery, Freo

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  8. I really like the main header picture at the top of your blog; and the 'New Baby' picture is wonderful.

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  11. They are really nice artworks.

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  13. Hi Chrisy and everyone who has kindly visited from Blogger Buzz and Blogger's Blogs of Note. I'm really honoured that Bondville has been spotlighted, and appreciate all your kind comments about the site. It's great to be able to bring you amazing Australian artists like Rebecca. Have a great weekend,
    Steph

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  16. DramaQueen'sDiary6:31 am, March 07, 2009

    Unique, captivating.
    I like them because they're fresh, a variety you don't see in modern art today. Terrific work!

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  17. Beautiful Blog. Love it. Gr8 work yaar.

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  18. Nice blog...

    i like art...i'm from portugal and i did't know the work of this artist...

    I love it!

    :)

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  19. Thanks everyone for your kind words.

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