About the Artist

Artist Rebecca KempFor as long as I can remember I’ve always loved science and nature. I’ve always had pets, and those of us who has grown up with them know you learn so much from them. I’ve also always been fascinated with the cosmos. When I was very little, I used to study the stars and planets. I found out about constellations and the mythological stories behind them. When I found that a lot of it pertained to animals – BINGO! – that’s when the love for fantasy and wildlife bloomed. My love for H.P. Lovecraft came later when I went to college.

In my family I have an artistic mother, father and grandmother – so the ability gallops through my genetics. I started at a very young age drawing and painting. I was encouraged by my family when I was little, but by the time college rolled along, more “practical” considerations had to be made. I went to Fitchburg State as a psychology major. It came as no surprise that I later switched majors to graphic design. However, even this was too technical for me, so I switched again. I transferred to U. Mass Lowell and took Fine Art. That’s when I realized that all clients really care about is your portfolio, not your grades or what school you went to.

I currently work full time at home in lovely Salem, New Hampshire, rendering custom work and designing web sites.