Rebecca De Mendonca
Rebecca was born near Birmingham into a creative family. Her mother was an artist and teacher, her father an architect, her brother a painter.
After a Foundation Course at Wolverhampton University in Art and Design she gained a BA Hons at Wimbledon School of Art in theatre design. This is where her love of the human form and the theatre really developed. Her career has been colourful and varied to say the least. Rebecca has worked with some highly creative people, on some fascinating projects.
These include sculpting the famous ceiling in Harrods food hall and producing work for Warwick Castle museum and Madame Tussauds.
Rebecca was design assistant to Kevin McCloud who now presents ‘Grand Designs’ on Channel 4. She has worked on West End shows including Aspects of Love, and Phantom of the Opera, specialising in paint finishes and has done post-production work for the BBC.
She has worked with many of the top theatre designers including Tim Goodchild, Terry Parsons and the late Maria Bjornson.
Her theatre work includes dancers and actors in West End shows, including Gavin Lee as Bert in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, and the cast of Peter Pan at the Savoy Theatre.
Rebecca’s dance work, has been inspired by the exciting, talented dancers at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom, and the breath-taking performers of the English National Ballet.
Rebecca has also illustrated 10 travel guides for Bradt Publications and has exhibited work at Covent Garden, Epsom Playhouse, The Embassies of the Baltic States, and ISTD2 in London.
She is now concentrating on teaching and portraiture, also painting a series of work based on characters from drama and literature. After many happy years painting and teaching in Epsom, Rebecca has now relocated to Devon. Her new studio, with stunning views looking out over rolling fields, is only 2 miles from Exeter.
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