Rebecca Pearl grew up surrounded by a family of gifted artists. From her parents, she learned techniques in drawing and painting and received her formal art training at Schuler School of Fine Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
Rebecca Pearl began her career as a portrait painter at the age of 25 and gradually accepted commissions for animal and architectural subjects, florals and figures. Her media includes watercolor, pastel and oil and is characterized by a soft interpretation of reality. Her images flow from delicate washes of pastel and rich colors with subtle suggestions of texture and detail. Her well recognized animal portraits capture the animal's soul and personality.
A member of the prestigious Baltimore Watercolor Society since the 1980s, Pearl has exhibited widely on the East coast and has received many awards for her painting. her work has exhibited on the top floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center and at USF&G Corporation. Starting in 1988, she established and managed the Pearl Gallery in the Hamden community for five years. Her work can presently be seen and enjoyed in fine art galleries throughout the region as well as in private and corporate collections. The University of Maryland at College Park and the Washington County Museum of Fine Art include her drawing and paintings in their permanent collections. In June of 2004, she was honored to personally present a work honoring Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to Pope John Paul II in Vatican City.
Some of her works are original watercolors and/or limited edition print for Advocates for Homeless Families, Breast Cancer Awareness, The Festival of the Arts, the Washington County Hospital (through the Benjamin Art Gallery), and several other non-profit local and regional organizations. Her current focus is to preserve and portray the farms, bridges, and other historic places around Thurmont and Emmitsburg. Included in these images are the numerous old churches in the region which Rebecca finds interesting historically and architecturally.
Currently, Rebecca teaches painting at her Gallery in Emmitsburg. She will conduct workshops upon request and enjoys taking her students outdoors to paint during the summer months.
Recently, Rebecca has developed a passion for riding her horse Gilbert and studies dressage at Dark Horse Stables.
She lives in Rocky Ridge, Maryland with her husband, Jay, two German Shepherds, and three cats. In the barn are Gilbert, the police horse, and Sonny, she calls the "Red Pony."
She maintains The Rebecca Pearl Gallery in its new location, 24 West Main Street, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
24 West Main Street | Emmitsburg, Maryland | Gallery: Gallery: 301.447.1911 | Cell: 301.788.1875 | Cell: 301.788.1875 | email@example.com