Hello, my name is Rebecca Pickard. I am a self-taught mixed media artist based in Edmonton, Canada. I’m a mother, educator, and a Métis woman with family roots in Baptiste Lake, Calling Lake, and Crane Valley, Saskatchewan.
I moved a lot while I was growing up. My family and I travelled across Canada four times and lived in many diverse communities, including a period of time off-grid in Ontario's Northern Boreal Forest. Spending so much time in nature as a kid informed a deep sense of belonging to the land and a basic understanding that everything in nature is sentient and related through cycles and patterns.
The illustrative paintings you see here is a catalogue of reflections on the land and the animal relations I grew up observing and still find delight in.