Rebecca Rath

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Rebecca Rath’s large scale charcoal & pastel drawings on paper feature natural landscapes, birds, shells and sacred totems in various states of life and regeneration. Evoking a sense of ‘what lies beneath,’ Rath’s luminous mountain ridges, pastoral skies and golden fields of grain are at once somber and pastoral. In a style reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe, these compositions of sky and earth speak to cultural and geographical memory. Reconsidering the nature/culture divide, Rath’s approach is informed by Eastern and Aboriginal ideas concerning the holistic unity of all life forms. Painting in a luscious and representational style, Rath often embeds objects imbued with personal narrative into the work. Responding to the sometimes challenging conditions in her region of New South Wales, her work is about the fragile, beautiful and transient cohabitation of humans and animals in local environments. Rebecca Rath was born 1974 in Sydney, Australia. She has a BFA Honors from the University of New South Wales and currently lives and works in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

Featured Artworks
The Promise of Rain
The River Runs Long and Wide
Ideas of Wilderness
A Winter Landscape
Nature Sublime II
Heart of the Wilderness
Autumn Storm
Spring Renewal
Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows by Itself 2
Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows by Itself 1
Nature Sublime I

Rebecca Rath

The Promise of Rain

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
22" x 30"

Rebecca Rath’s large scale charcoal & pastel drawings on paper feature natural landscapes, birds, shells and sacred totems in various states of life and regeneration. Evoking a sense of ‘what lies beneath,’ Rath’s luminous mountain ridges, pastoral skies and golden fields of grain are at once somber and pastoral. In a style reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe, these compositions of sky and earth speak to cultural and geographical memory. Reconsidering the nature/culture divide, Rath’s approach is informed by Eastern and Aboriginal ideas concerning the holistic unity of all life forms. Painting in a luscious and representational style, Rath often embeds objects imbued with personal narrative into the work. Responding to the sometimes challenging conditions in her region of New South Wales, her work is about the fragile, beautiful and transient cohabitation of humans and animals in local environments. Rebecca Rath was born 1974 in Sydney, Australia. She has a BFA Honors from the University of New South Wales and currently lives and works in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

The Promise of Rain

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
22" x 30"

The River Runs Long and Wide

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
22" x 30"

Ideas of Wilderness

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
22" x 30"

A Winter Landscape

Oil on Canvas on Plywood
18.5" x 47.5"

Nature Sublime II

Oil on Canvas
35" x 44.5"

Heart of the Wilderness

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
22" x 30"

Autumn Storm

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
22" x 30"

Spring Renewal

Oil on Canvas on Plywood
18.5" x 47.5"

Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows by Itself 2

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
14" x 39.5"

Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows by Itself 1

Soft Pastel on Fabiano Paper
14" x 39.5"

Nature Sublime I

Oil on Canvas
35" x 44.5"

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View Rebecca Rath's Past Exhibitions

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas