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'''Rebecca Latham,''' (born [[1979]]), is a realist artist and painter based in [[Minnesota]]. She is best known for her detailed paintings of wildlife and nature <ref>Official Artist Website; [http://www.lathamstudios.com] lathamstudios.com</ref> which has become popular worldwide. She is a [[blogging|blogger]] who communicates directly with viewers on her weblog<ref>Rebecca's Official Art Blog; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref> in which the artist shares her new paintings, news announcements, and articles. Her work has risen in popularity since she began in 2004, her original paintings hanging in private and corporate collections worldwide. Rebecca Latham is represented by Art Agent<ref>Art Licensing; [http://website.com]</ref>
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'''Rebecca Latham,''' (born [[1979]]), is a realist artist and painter based in [[Minnesota]]. She is best known for her detailed paintings of wildlife and nature <ref>Latham Studios Official Website; [http://www.lathamstudios.com] http://www.lathamstudios.com</ref> which has become popular worldwide. She is a [[blogging|blogger]] who communicates directly with viewers on her weblog<ref>Rebecca's Official Art Blog; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref> in which the artist shares her new paintings, news announcements, and articles. Her work has risen in popularity since she began in 2004, her original paintings hanging in private and corporate collections worldwide. Rebecca Latham is represented by Art Agent<ref>Art Licensing; [http://website.com]</ref>
  
 
==Early Life and Background==
 
==Early Life and Background==
 
Growing up in a family drawn to the outdoors, Rebecca has always experienced a closeness to the natural world. With the supportive encouragement of her parents, and finding a talent in art, she chose to focus her future as a painter in her mid teens.
 
Growing up in a family drawn to the outdoors, Rebecca has always experienced a closeness to the natural world. With the supportive encouragement of her parents, and finding a talent in art, she chose to focus her future as a painter in her mid teens.
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The artist participated in her first art expo in 2002 at the invitational "Florida Wildlife Exposition" in [[Lakeland]], [[Florida]], where she was awarded "best of show"<ref>Miniatures competition</ref>.
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Her rise to popularity as a young artist has brought interviews on the internet<ref>Making a Mark Interview with acclaimed London arts Blogger, Katherine Tyrrell ; [http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2007/12/annual-exhibition-of-miniature-painters.html]</ref>  as well as in print.
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Early on in her career as an artist, Rebecca was reviewed by art market media to have an impact in the future of fine art prints,  Generation Next<ref>USArt Magazine, Alicia Fredorczak (2000). Six artists poised to have an impact on a maturing print market.</ref> (2000), along with her sister, [[Bonnie Latham]].
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She was recognized as a leading woman of her genre by Wildlife Art Magazine in the article "Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity" (2002) along with her family<ref>Rebecca Latham's mother, Karen Latham is an artist along with Rebecca's sister, Bonnie Latham; [http://www.lathamstudios.com]working in the same genre</ref>.  Her artistic family have been highlighted in international magazines "The Lathams Live, Work, Paint Together" InformArt Magazine (2005) "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Sketchbook Magazine/F&W Publications (2005), and "A 24/7 Family Affair - All in the Family" Wildlife Art Magazine (2008)
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In 2007, Rebecca was nominated for inclusion in the British publication, Who's Who in Art<ref>Who's Who in Art 33rd Edition (2008)</ref>, by the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists. 
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Wildscape Magazine - "Get Up and Go!" (2006) 
  
 
==The Artist's Works==
 
==The Artist's Works==
 
Researching<ref>Rebecca's Official Art Blog; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref> the history of her genre.   
 
Researching<ref>Rebecca's Official Art Blog; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref> the history of her genre.   
 
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==Author==
 
In 2007, Rebecca authored numerous web articles about the art of the miniature, '''"What Is Miniature Art?"'''<ref>"What Is Miniature Art?"; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref>, '''"7 tips for artists"'''<ref>"7 tips for artists"; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref>, and '''"Texture Dielemma"'''<ref>"Texture Dielemma"; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/]</ref>.
 
  
 
==Support for Conservation==
 
==Support for Conservation==
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Rebecca has also performed quick draw paintings (pieces painted in minutes or several hours at an event) to raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes as well.
 
Rebecca has also performed quick draw paintings (pieces painted in minutes or several hours at an event) to raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes as well.
  
Her paintings have been featured on US and Canadian conservation stamps as well as featured in the Illinois habitat conservation print program and through Ducks Unlimited. She has also been involved with the USFWS Junior Duck Stamp program.
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Her paintings have been featured on US and Canadian conservation stamps as well as featured in the [[Illinois]] habitat conservation print program and through [[Ducks Unlimited]]. She has also been involved with the [[USFWS]] [[Junior Duck Stamp]] program.
  
 
Additionally, just as Rebecca is dedicated to the preservation of wild lands and the wild creatures that depend on the existence of those places for their survival, the artist is also dedicated to the preservation of true traditional miniature painting in all it's forms, a type of art that has been practiced since early writing. The artist and her family, all working 'in miniature' in their painting, work to raise awareness and education of classic miniature art. The artist is also devoted to encouraging young artists.
 
Additionally, just as Rebecca is dedicated to the preservation of wild lands and the wild creatures that depend on the existence of those places for their survival, the artist is also dedicated to the preservation of true traditional miniature painting in all it's forms, a type of art that has been practiced since early writing. The artist and her family, all working 'in miniature' in their painting, work to raise awareness and education of classic miniature art. The artist is also devoted to encouraging young artists.
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==Collections==
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Rebecca Latham's paintings art in the collections of [[The Butler Institute of American Art]], the [[Illinois Department of Natural Resources]], [[The Hartford]], the [[Miniature Art Society of Florida Permanent Collection]], and one of the leading art exhibitions of the [[wildlife art]] genre, [[NatureWorks]].
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==Honors and awards==
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In 2004, Rebecca was invited to show her works in the World Federation if Miniaturists Exhibition at the [[Smithsonian]]'s [[Ripley Center]], [[Washington]], [[DC]]<ref>The Third World Exhibition was hosted by the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (the second oldest miniature art society in the world); [http://www.si.edu/]</ref>
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==Galleries online==
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==Author==
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In 2007, Rebecca authored numerous web articles about the art of the miniature, '''"What Is Miniature Art?"'''<ref>"What Is Miniature Art?"; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/what-is-miniature-painting/]</ref>, '''"7 tips for artists"'''<ref>"7 tips for artists"; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/articles-art-articles-informative-posts/7-tips-for-artists-how-to-paint-miniature-art/]</ref>, and '''"Texture Dilemma"'''<ref>"Texture Dilemma"; [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/articles-art-articles-informative-posts/texture-dilemma-%E2%80%93-surfaces-in-miniature-painting/]</ref>.
  
 
==Other Artist Facts==
 
==Other Artist Facts==
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==References==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[YouTube]]
 
* [[YouTube]]
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* [[MySpace]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.lathamstudios.com Latham Studios official website]
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* [http://www.lathamstudios.com/ Latham Studios official website]
* [http://www.natashasartcandy.com Rebecca Latham's art blog]
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* [http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/ Rebecca Latham's art blog]
 
* [http://www.myspace.com/rebeccalatham Rebecca Latham's official Myspace]
 
* [http://www.myspace.com/rebeccalatham Rebecca Latham's official Myspace]
  

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Rebecca Latham
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Artist, Rebecca Latham
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Rebecca Latham, (born 1979), is a realist artist and painter based in Minnesota. She is best known for her detailed paintings of wildlife and nature [1] which has become popular worldwide. She is a blogger who communicates directly with viewers on her weblog[2] in which the artist shares her new paintings, news announcements, and articles. Her work has risen in popularity since she began in 2004, her original paintings hanging in private and corporate collections worldwide. Rebecca Latham is represented by Art Agent[3]

Early Life and Background

Growing up in a family drawn to the outdoors, Rebecca has always experienced a closeness to the natural world. With the supportive encouragement of her parents, and finding a talent in art, she chose to focus her future as a painter in her mid teens.

The artist participated in her first art expo in 2002 at the invitational "Florida Wildlife Exposition" in Lakeland, Florida, where she was awarded "best of show"[4].

Her rise to popularity as a young artist has brought interviews on the internet[5] as well as in print.

Early on in her career as an artist, Rebecca was reviewed by art market media to have an impact in the future of fine art prints, Generation Next[6] (2000), along with her sister, Bonnie Latham.

She was recognized as a leading woman of her genre by Wildlife Art Magazine in the article "Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity" (2002) along with her family[7]. Her artistic family have been highlighted in international magazines "The Lathams Live, Work, Paint Together" InformArt Magazine (2005) "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Sketchbook Magazine/F&W Publications (2005), and "A 24/7 Family Affair - All in the Family" Wildlife Art Magazine (2008)

In 2007, Rebecca was nominated for inclusion in the British publication, Who's Who in Art[8], by the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists.

Wildscape Magazine - "Get Up and Go!" (2006)

The Artist's Works

Researching[9] the history of her genre.

Daydream-raccoonRebeccaL2.jpg

Support for Conservation

The artist is passionate about her art as well as the wildlife that is so predominate in her paintings. She works with organizations for environmental and conservation causes for wildlife. Rebecca and her family have donated numerous original paintings and prints for auction and raffle to support North American and international conservation organizations, Raptor rehabilitation centers, nature centers, Zoos, the Safari Club International, and wildlife rescue facilities that care for abused animals.

Rebecca has also performed quick draw paintings (pieces painted in minutes or several hours at an event) to raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes as well.

Her paintings have been featured on US and Canadian conservation stamps as well as featured in the Illinois habitat conservation print program and through Ducks Unlimited. She has also been involved with the USFWS Junior Duck Stamp program.

Additionally, just as Rebecca is dedicated to the preservation of wild lands and the wild creatures that depend on the existence of those places for their survival, the artist is also dedicated to the preservation of true traditional miniature painting in all it's forms, a type of art that has been practiced since early writing. The artist and her family, all working 'in miniature' in their painting, work to raise awareness and education of classic miniature art. The artist is also devoted to encouraging young artists.

Collections

Rebecca Latham's paintings art in the collections of The Butler Institute of American Art, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, The Hartford, the Miniature Art Society of Florida Permanent Collection, and one of the leading art exhibitions of the wildlife art genre, NatureWorks.


Honors and awards

In 2004, Rebecca was invited to show her works in the World Federation if Miniaturists Exhibition at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center, Washington, DC[10]

Galleries online

Author

In 2007, Rebecca authored numerous web articles about the art of the miniature, "What Is Miniature Art?"[11], "7 tips for artists"[12], and "Texture Dilemma"[13].

Other Artist Facts

Rebecca uses watercolors on a variety of surfaces to create her paintings.


References

  1. ^ Latham Studios Official Website; [1] http://www.lathamstudios.com
  2. ^ Rebecca's Official Art Blog; [2]
  3. ^ Art Licensing; [3]
  4. ^ Miniatures competition
  5. ^ Making a Mark Interview with acclaimed London arts Blogger, Katherine Tyrrell ; [4]
  6. ^ USArt Magazine, Alicia Fredorczak (2000). Six artists poised to have an impact on a maturing print market.
  7. ^ Rebecca Latham's mother, Karen Latham is an artist along with Rebecca's sister, Bonnie Latham; [5]working in the same genre
  8. ^ Who's Who in Art 33rd Edition (2008)
  9. ^ Rebecca's Official Art Blog; [6]
  10. ^ The Third World Exhibition was hosted by the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (the second oldest miniature art society in the world); [7]
  11. ^ "What Is Miniature Art?"; [8]
  12. ^ "7 tips for artists"; [9]
  13. ^ "Texture Dilemma"; [10]

See also

External links


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