Painter and sculptor Rebecca Polyblank lives and works on Bodmin Moor and is inspired by the area's unique landscape. The varied flora and fauna of the moor are reflected in her decorative paintings, and her sculptures of rabbits, owls, deer and other creatures, all of which convey the gravitas of bronze work, but are in fact skillfully created from papier-mache.
Rebecca was born in Plymouth 1962. She grew up in Fowey Cornwall, and then near Tavistock, Devon. After a Foundation course at Plymouth College of Art and Design, where she was taught by the artist Alex McKenzie, Rebecca studied Sculpture at Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, Cheltenham, from 1982 to 1985, gaining a first class Honours degree. She exhibited with The Nicholas Treadwell Gallery in Kent and Bradford for some years, where her work was shown at art fairs both in this country and Europe. She returned to the West Country in 1987, and now lives and works on Bodmin moor in Cornwall. She has exhibited widely in England, has had several one person shows, and her work is represented in select galleries in Devon and Cornwall.