At the age of ten Rebekah discovered her artistic talent in the use of charcoals and pastels in Still-life. Her artwork was further enhanced by attending Saturday classes at Herron School of Art during grade school and high school. She
studied three years at Herron School of Art under the guidance of Amanda Block, David Rubins, Robert Eagerton and Stanley Burlord. Although she has worked with oil, pen & ink, pastels, graphite, and printmaking, watercolor remains her favorite media.
When asked what inspires her, Rebekah’s reply is simple. “Every time I paint. God is holding the brush. I want people to smile and enjoy my work.”
Rebekah’s artwork has received numerous honors. and includes florals, landscapes, abstracts, birds and rural subjects such as barns and winter scenes. Among those are “People’s Choice" Award, Will Vawter Art Competition: “Governor’s Award' . “First Place". “2nd Place." and “Honorable Mention" lndiana State Fair and “Best of Show" at the Riley Festival. She was accepted in the 81st and 82nd Annual Hoosier Salon and has displayed her watercolors in Anderson. Madison. Nashville. IN. Broad Ripple. Zionsville, Greenfield, lndianapolis, Mishawaka, lrvington, Greensburg and Broad Ripple. She is also a member of the Hoosier Salon. Watercolor Society of lndiana Art Association of Madison County and Brown County Art Guild.
Rebekah has sold many watercolors and keeps in touch with her purchasers whenever she has displays.
Afler Rebekah’s parents arrived from Manila afler WWII. they settled in Indianapolis on the east side, where her mother’s family resided, near Franklin Road and U.S .40/ Washington Street. She has remained an “east sider" and is a Hoosier born Filipino-American.
Her best supporters for her watercolors comes from her 2 grown sons A.J. Keith and her best friend and husband Steve, to whom she has been married since 1972. Her 6-year old granddaughter. Annie Jo, may be painting along side Rebekah in the near future.