Rebecca Stahr is an artist living with her husband and son in conservation community surrounded by the beautiful native prairie of northern Illinois. Art has been a lifelong passion of hers and was encouraged by several influential teachers throughout her youth. Rebecca went on to attend the American Academy of Art in Chicago, studying advertising, graphic design and illustration, where she graduated in 1992. After more than 20 years of working in the commercial art field, Rebecca is now a full time artist. She is a member of various art guilds and professional organizations and has work displayed in many private collections and public gallery spaces in both Wisconsin and Illinois.
In addition, Rebecca and her husband have started a 501(c)(3) public charity through which she uses her gift of art to make a difference in the lives of families with terminally ill children. She has known since she was young that art was the gift God granted her for this life’s journey and she wants to use this gift to make a difference and give back to others. She wants her work to reflect the complexity, beauty and hope in this world and she hopes it brings joy and inspiration to those who see it.
Trained as an illustrator, Rebecca has explored and is proficient in several media. While she does a variety of subject matter and media, recently fallen in love with encaustic wax painting and the diverse nature of the medium. Rebecca is also an avid sketchbook artist using this skill as the lens to view the world in new ways and teaching others how to find their own creative voice through the art of sketching.