Rebekah Thuline was born in Red Bank New Jersey in 1996. She grew up in a military family, and spent most of her childhood in Fort Drum New York. Rebekah was an active drawer in her childhood and would draw out her emotions and create mini comics to tell stories. In the last few years of elementary school, Rebekah noticed how much she enjoyed drawing, and decided she wanted to become an artist when she grew up. At the age of 12, Rebekah moved to Paducah Kentucky and started to take art more seriously in Middle School and High School. She Graduated from West Kentucky Community technical College with her AFA and obtained her BS in Studio Arts at Murray State University.
During her college years, Rebekah wasn’t sure what medium she wanted to work with, and experimented with each one until she fell in love with painting. After she got her Bachelor degree, Rebekah turned all of her focus on creating oil paintings, having the freedom to explore different techniques and color pallets that she picked up from her studies. Subjects Rebekah is drawn to include landscapes, still life, and on occasion, animals.
Themes that Rebekah explores in her paintings are peace, joy, hope and thanksgiving. She hopes viewers can experience the same emotions that inspired her when she paints her subjects. Rebekah’s style and technique are loosely inspired by the impressionists, their styles, and how they approached some of these concepts in their works.
Rebekah won second place in the group exhibition “Impressions” at the Ice House Gallery in Mayfield Kentucky in 2020. This is her first time winning an award as a professional artist.