My take aways from her presentation.
Themes Rebecca comes back to again and again for her inspiration: diaristic settings, reclaiming your flaws and using them for power, liminal aspects of trying to deal with life, loving and loathing. Escapism and pleasure seeking to deal with life.
Wants her art to be approachable, easily digestible, but have a deeper breadth if you want to go deeper.
Art periods: The Northern Renaissance, especially Rubens and The Flemish Masters. They were the first ones to start painting the tavern heroes and the rural grittiness.
Be bold as you go into new mediums. No medium is more important than the other, each one informs the other. There is no right or wrong way in making our artwork. Whatever it takes, suck it up and get to work. Be scrappy.