About Rebekah Farr
When I was 19, my passion for art and design took me to Australia to complete a Degree in Fashion Design at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). I graduated and worked for two years as a Computer-Aided Designer for the fashion industry, where I became fascinated by the possibilities of digital media.
I returned to university for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animation and Interactive Media, building on my art skills with a greater sense of narrative and animation. I then co-founded Nectarine, a Melbourne-based interactive design studio, and was director for over a decade.
Eleven years ago I returned to NZ to settle in Carterton with my partner and kids.
In the beautiful landscape of the Wairarapa I’ve rediscovered my love of physical artistic mediums, and have spent the last few years delving into acrylic, oil and wax, and watercolours. Shape and texture are an important part of my artwork whatever medium I’m working in.
I’ve been inspired by my children, the stunning Wairarapa vistas, and after the 2011 death of my lovely friend Liz Hardwick-Smith, loss and discovery.
Most recently, my lifelong passion for horses has inspired my imagery; they surround me as ethereal shapes, somehow still full of dynamism and power.