Born in Scarborough, UK on 17 July 1969 as Amanda Jayne Luke, then adopted in 1970 renamed Rebecca Gabrielle Norman. Becky showed artistic talent at a young age winning first prize in the local county show only aged 7, for a 6 - 11year age group, with a painting of Jaffa, the cat. She spent a lot of her childhood drawing and sketching the cat, other animals, and family members. She studied Art with Art History at school and went on to study Art and Design at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. However, she stopped pursuing a career in art as she had personal struggles and never believed she was really good enough. She went on to study Nurs-ing and only returned to painting in 2018 after marriage (to Adam Booth), children and di-vorce. As a single mother at the pit of emotional struggles, she discovered and trained in Rapid Transformational Therapy, a form of hypnotherapy that resolves the cause of any issue. As a therapist she shared many sessions with other therapists as part of professional development and freed herself of the false beliefs that were stopping her from using her artistic talent. She ex-hibited in 2019 at the Blandford Free Expression Arts festival and sold her first painting which finally confirmed to her that she had found her true calling. She has since painted various com-missions for family and neighbours, as well as selling artworks directly from her online shop. Becky impatiently juggles her career as an artist with a list of commissions waiting attention, along with being a mother of four, and care work in her local community in North Dorset, UK. Her favourite pastime away from the studio is walking her lockdown puppy, Peanut in the inspiring countryside around Ashmore in Dorset.
“I love noticing how colour makes us feel, whether it is that first light of the morning, or the gloom of a foggy sea with highlights where the sun manages to peep through. As well as more realis-tic paintings, I get very excited in applying these ideas in abstract ways”