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Rebecca De Mendonca

Rebecca De Mendonca trained in Theatre Design which started her lifelong love of atmosphere, movement and drama. Pastels are the perfect medium, allowing her to simultaneously combine drawing and painting, making marks with energy, fluidity and precision.


Portrait commissions range from dancers in English National Ballet to Dartmoor farmers. She loves to paint horses, and the people who work with them, as well as Dartmoor, animals, people and street scenes. She teaches pastel courses in Britain and Italy and is writing a book for Search Press.


Exhibitions include the Society of Equestrian Artists, Pastel Society and Artists of the Year 2018, at the Mall Galleries.