I came to Britain's Wye Valley in 2004 with my late husband, artist George Weissbort. Having grown up in rural Tennessee, I was seeking a retreat in the countryside where I could keep bees and chickens, grow vegetables and paint.
I have a great love for colour, nature and travel.
Her background was not only working with children as a special needs teacher in her early 20s, but a restlessness that drew her more and more to finding her voice in painting. This led her to study in Switzerland and upstate New York to explore the elements of colour based on Rudolf Steiner’s work.
After her studies she was invited to teach at the Tobias School of Art in Sussex. From here she moved to London to teach and explore other ways of working in colour and other mediums. For a while she had a studio with other artists in Islington and she exhibited in various venues throughout London.
Rebecca came to the Wye Valley in 2004 with her late husband, artist George Weissbort. They searched for a place to nourish their artistic souls in the countryside. Keeping bees and chickens and growing vegetables was an idyllic life in which to find a communication with life and their painting.
However, it wasn’t as simple as this as the move required much more attention. For a while Rebecca became more of a support to her husband's work and the renovations to the home needed a project manager and an interior and landscape designer.
So for a while her brushes were laid aside.
Now, after many years, she has returned to painting and invites you to view her work.
A profile of Rebecca Weissbort published in The Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain Newsletter, Autumn 2021 Vol. 98 No.3
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To see a world in a grain of sand / And a Heaven in a wild flower / Infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour.