Rebecca Fischer is a New York native currently living in Denver Colorado. Her career started as a hobby as she enjoys freelance drawing in art marker.
Her colorful, affordable art is influenced by her own whimsical look at life. At the early age of 29, Rebecca survived cancer just after giving birth to her daughter.
As a result, her love of animals, view of life, and all things about it are shared through her bright colors and playful images.
She holds an Associates Degree in Advertising and Communications from F.I.T in NYC.
"My passion is to warm your heart with my art. Every art piece comes with at least one heart. Thank you for bringing my art into your life!" Becca
Women in the Spotlight
Artist. Mother. Survivor. These are just a few of the words that describe Rebecca Fischer, a self-made pet portraitist from Denver, Colorado. Rebecca uses fine art markers to create her pieces, usually portraits of people’s pets, her style distinguished by its whimsy, its bright colors, and its tendency to put a smile on people’s faces.
Rebecca didn’t start as an artist. Born in New York, she attended the State University of New York (SUNY) for two years, and ultimately received an associate degree in Advertising and Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). For twelve years, she lived in New York as a single parent, working in marketing and customer service, first for a medical manufacturer, then a publishing company. At a young age, Rebecca was diagnosed with cancer, but shortly after the birth of her daughter, she beat the deadly disease. As a cancer survivor, Rebecca has learned to appreciate every day and to look at life with positivity and a sense of humor, which would later have an impact on her art. In 2003, Rebecca moved to Denver, where she not only started working for Qwest Communications, a telecommunications company, but she also married her high school sweetheart.
She worked for Qwest Communications for five and a half years, until the residential sales center where she worked closed and three-hundred employees, Rebecca included, lost their jobs. Far from being discouraged, Rebecca took this time to re-evaluate what she wanted to do with her time. Earlier in life, between beating cancer and working to raise her daughter, she hadn’t had the opportunity to focus on outside pursuits. After losing her job at Qwest, and with her daughter fully grown, she was finally able to turn her energy elsewhere. She turned it to art.
Art had always been a hobby for Rebecca, but she was able to make it into a career after presenting her art at a vendor’s table in her former office building. Someone who saw her art requested a custom picture of their dog, and that is what put Rebecca on the path to becoming a pet portraitist. She has been growing her portfolio ever since, and has her own website, Beccavision, where she displays and sells her art and accepts requests. She draws on a number of sources for stylistic inspiration, from the psychedelic artwork of Peter Max to the graffiti-like drawings of Ozzy Osbourne. Mostly, she is influenced by her appreciation for the happiness in her life and driven by a desire to spread that happiness to others. Her positive outlook is expressed in the bright, whimsical colors and the swirling lines that gives her art a truly unique character. It’s perfectly suited to capturing the playful spirits of the animals she draws. Since pets are a source of happiness for many people, they make great subjects for Rebecca, and she loves making her customers smile with her art. She also does memory pieces of pets that have passed to commemorate the joy they brought to their families. Each piece has heart: literally, each piece has a heart symbol nestled among the playful lines, to show that it was done with love.
Aside from individual pet lovers, Rebecca’s clients include the Children’s Hospital in Broomfield and Denver, Colorado, local grooming shops, pet boutiques, and hair salons. It has also been exhibited in local art galleries, pet concierge services, and coffee shops. However, one doesn’t need to be local to view her artwork, as it can be found on her website, Beccavision, and on her Facebook page.
This article was originally posted on Precise Publications: Women in the Spotlight, written by Lindsey Cohick.