Rebecca grew up in Jackson Wyoming on a ranch at the edge of Grand Teton National Park. Riding horses and skiing is how she spent most of her time. Rebecca fell in love with nature and developed a love for the arts from her uncle, John Mortensen who is a practicing life-size sculptor. She graduated from Jackson Hole High School and shortly after moved to Salt Lake City to continue her education at Westminster College. She started pursuing a nursing degree and one semester in realized it was not the place for her. Soon after she changed her major to fine arts with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Her senior thesis was developed around depicting the anatomy and aesthetic of the horse, primarily the skull. She mainly works with oil paints and large-scale ink paintings. She graduated in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Ultimate dream: moving into the art community of Jackson as a contemporary artist and riding her horse everyday.