Rebecca Cool first painted her trademark face as a 10 year old child and has painted it on everything ever since. Now at 47, Rebecca feels more in love with her work than ever and resents any commitments that take her away from it. Her inspiration comes from the fabrics she sources from a variety of places including her friends who have become collectors for her. She gathers ideas in the evenings and paints during the day. She loves ducks and cats and owns several.
Her artist partner, Ross Miller lives on the same property and they share a garden.
Rebecca is happiest when she is creating. She can’t work when she is sad or tired.
She is touched by the emotions her work imbues on other people.
1997 May 1 of 33 craftspeople to display work at Aherns.
1997 June Group Exhibition ‘Flying Ducks’ at Fremantle Arts Centre.
1997 December Group Exhibition 6160 at Fremantle Arts Centre.
1997 December Group Exhibition at Gadfly Gallery.
1998 June Solo Exhibition at Gadfly Gallery.
1998 November Group Exhibition at Burswood Resort, Perth for the R.S.P.C.A.
1999 March Featured Artist at the Fremantle Art Centre craft shop.
1999 April Group Exhibition at the Fremantle Art Centre, ‘The Vase’.
1999 October Commissioned by The Royal Institute for the Blind to paint a Double Bass.
1999 December Group Exhibition at Goundry’s Gallery, Denmark.
2000 March Commissioned by Mt Lawley Rotary to paint a map for The Kinetic Boat Race.
2000 May Group Exhibition at Miller Gallery, South Perth.
2000 June Joint Exhibition, Accent Gallery, Dalkeith.
2000 August Commissioned by Deck Chair Theatre Company to paint deck chair.
2000 September Invited by Newman Arts Council to judge art competition and hold a workshop on painting a banner.
2000 December Invitation to Fremantle Arts Centre Fair.
2001 January Joint Exhibition at Yallingup Galleries ‘Summer’.
2001 June Commissioned by Deck Chair Theatre Company to paint deck chair.
2001 August 2 Workshops at Mt Lawley Playgroup.
2001 August Leading Artist, Bunbury Extraodinaire Exhibition, Bunbury.
2001 October Joint Exhibition ‘Fish & Fantasy’ at Victoria Hall, Fremantle.
2001 December Group Exhibition ‘Something Fishy’ at Framed Gallery, Darwin.
2002 April 2 workshops at East Fremantle Anglican Church.
2002 June 2 page article in ‘Woman’s Day’ magazine on Fremantle.
2002 June Group Exhibition ‘Art of Refuge’ at Moore’s Building, Fremantle.
2003 July Solo Exhibition at the Silver Room Gallery, Fremantle.
2003 August Workshop with 28 Riverton Primary School students.
2003 September Artists cocktail party for festival of Perth poster.
2003 September Joint Exhibition with Ross Miller at Gullotti Gallery,Perth with the release of animation DVD of the artwork.
2004 April Joint Exhibition with Ross Miller at Margaret River Gallery.
2004 September Joint Exhibition with Ross Miller at Gullotti Gallery,Perth with the 2nd release of animation DVD of the artwork.
2005 February Helped organise exhibition to raise funds for school children in Tibet.
2005 March Joint Exhibition at Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney.
2005 May Workshop with Como High School students.
2005 June Commissioned to paint mural at the Scarborough Infant Health Centre
2005 August Relocated to Margaret River, Western Australia.
2005 September Commissioned to design CD cover for musician Michael Pone.
2005 October Commissioned to design mugs and Christmas cards for The Australian Breast Feeding Association.
2006 March Won the Dale Alcot Homes prize at the Bunbury Regional Arts Centre.
2006 June Solo Exhibition at Margaret River Gallery.
2006 August Feature Artist at Bunbury Catholic College Exhibition.
2007 February Workshop at Bunbury Regional Arts Centre.
2007 May Illustrated book for writer Sally Osbourne.
2007 August Commissioned to paint mural for new Braveheart office.
2007 September Solo Exhibition at Manyung Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 February Solo Exhibition, Paddington Contemporary Gallery, Sydney.
2008 March Commissioned to design poster for Same Sex Marriage.
2008 May Joint Exhibition with Ross Miller, Stafford Studio, Cottesloe.
2008 December Joint Exhibition with Ross Miller, Margaret River Gallery.
2008 December Commissioned to illustrate childrens book,‘Isabellas Garden’ for Walker Books.
2009 January Commissioned to paint mural at Margaret River Primary School for their Kitchen Garden.
2009 February Commissioned to do a painting for Margaret River Independent School.
2009 September ‘Isabellas Garden’, book release in Margaret River.
2009 October Group Exhibition, The Old Bakery Gallery, Maylands.
2010 January Group Exhibition, Yallingup Gallery.
2010 January Feature Artist, Gallery 360, Subiaco.
2010 February ‘Isabellas Garden’ sold out in Australia. Currently being reprinted.
2010 March ‘Isabellas Garden’ shortlisted for CBCA Book of the Year Award.
2010 May Solo Exhibition, Hay Shed Hill Winery, Margaret River.
2010 May Designed and illustrated map for Rosabrook local artists and businesses.