About Rebecca Giles
Rebecca Giles was born in Media, Pennsylvania, but grew up on the move around Europe and the Middle East. Rebecca discovered oil paints at age twelve when she became friends with an artist from Uzbekistan who was living in her neighborhood in Turkey and began working next to him in his studio. Rebecca is nineteen years old and is a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Rebecca’s work explores the relationship between light and color, focusing on themes of reflection, luminosity, and translucency. Rebecca has a strong response to light, and when she stares transfixed at lights, shivers run through her body and she feels delightfully weakened and dizzy. Her goal is to recreate this experience in her paintings so that she can share with others the mesmerizing beauty of light.
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