I've always loved drawing animals and spent much of my childhood hunched over my drawing pad and pens.
I obsessively drew - all the time!
I started drawing people's pets in secondary school, and exhibited in local galleries and libraries throughout my teens.
During my time studying for my Fine Art degree in Leeds, I was thrown into the quagmire of conceptual art. I found this world too self-conscious and analytical. All I wanted to do was just draw because that is what I had always done. Without thinking. Just drawing.
After the degree, I ended up in "sensible" work which paid the bills. Although I was still undertaking pet commissions from time to time, they were few and far between, and for years I missed having a main artistic outlet.
Then, in January 2019, I decided I wanted to make "a go of it" and I started my Etsy shop. Six months later, I set up my website and started doing the local shows and markets. And the rest, as they say, is history!
Based just outside Leamington Spa in England, rebheadscape offers a range of contemporary animal art prints and accessories, as well as original custom portraits. I can promise you that there are no flowers and fluffiness - just what I hope are spirited drawings and designs reminding you of that special animal companion in your life.
I really hope you enjoy your visit, and find something that takes your fancy, as a special treat for you, or as a gift for that special someone. Feel free to contact me with any queries you might have. I'm always happy to help!
Thank you for visiting rebheadscape!
Rebecca Howard (owner)