About Rebecca Woo and her work:
Rebecca Woo enjoyed five great years in Taiwan in the 1960s before a tragic accident took the life of her pilot husband, leaving her a young widow with two small children. In 1971, Rebecca’s desire to begin a new life led her and her children to immigrate to Canada. Being a single mother in a new country was a struggle; her dreams she had since childhood to write, draw and paint took second place while raising her family. However, as Rebecca’s children grew older and her duties of being a mother lessened, she began to find time for herself to draw and paint.
Rebecca has attended courses at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and she has studied with the famous artists: David Lange, Michal O’Tool, Neil Patterson, Howard Carr and Alan Wylie. For Rebecca, painting is not about the financial success or becoming world renowned; rather, it is about the joy she embraces from being creative and expressing her feelings. Sharing her vision and work with others providers Rebecca with more than enough satisfaction.
For me, art is one way that a spiritual connection with my soul is achieved. I believe that there is not a lot that one may be able to do to live longer, but there is a lot one can do to make your life one of peace and tranquility. My work reflects both my Taiwanese upbringing and my life in Canada. I enjoy combining the two experiences to create landscape paintings of beauty, serenity and inspiration.