Rebecca was born and raised in Newmarket, Suffolk, generally recognised as the horse racing capital of the world. She has always had a passion for all animals and nature, in particular horses and dogs. She was surrounded by both from an early age, and as a child only had to walk to the bottom of the garden to talk to racehorses over the fence.
Rebecca began riding at the age of five and became a competitive show rider at eleven years old. Living in Newmarket and surrounded by racehorses it was perhaps inevitable that at the age of fourteen she began taking a more serious interest in them. She remains very passionate about racehorses and currently rides out for Trainer Rodger Varian. She has even done a season in Dubai as a trackwork rider thereby widening her experience of both riding and in the observation of horses in widely different settings and circumstances.
Art has always been part of Rebecca's world. She started drawing animals as soon as she could lift a pencil and her interest was nurtured by attending lessons at the age of seven with the artist Caroline Bennett. There she learned about perspective, mixing colours and drawing light and shadow.
By a stroke of luck, the equestrian artist Neil Cawthorne moved in across the road from her family home. Rebecca jumped at the opportunity to be tutored by Neil where she learned about equine anatomy and discovered a fondness for pastels.
As an artist Rebecca first sold a horse head drawn in pastel in an exhibition at the age of twelve, the buyer having no idea the image was produced by a child. She went on to have success in various art competitions and gained various commissions including '1999 Derby winner Oath,' for the lad who looked after him Steve Decosta.
She discovered a passion for photography whilst studying at Cambridge Regional College for a BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design. It became her focus, taking her to Nottingham Trent University where she completed a Higher National Diploma in photography and digital imaging.
This was her first introduction to Photoshop. Later she got the opportunely to do work experience with News International at Wapping, London, where she learned how to retouch images for the Sun Newspaper and News of the World. After completing this course Rebecca still wanted to learn more about photography and managed to join the second year of a degree course at Blackpool and the Fylde College, long recognised as the leading course for photography in England. This gave her a good understanding of large format cameras and studio lighting due entirely to the excellent levels of equipment and support offered at the Clifton campus.
Rebecca since has since widened her photographic experience doing weddings, portraits of children, animals of many types and helping new businesses with promotional material.