Rebecca Barra Is a multi media-artist who is commissioned for various types of creative projects. She creates art in a wide variety of mediums that reflect her soul.
Wood is currently her favorite medium.
Barra comes from a long line of artists going back many generations to Italy. She uses styles and techniques she created with help from her Grandfather, an artist, antique restorer and her best friend.
Growing up, wood was a huge part of Barra’s life. She spent countless hours in her grandfathers wood shop. She’d also stare at the wood paneled walls in their house where she would see all kinds of creatures and faces in the grain. She still does, but now she enhances them with paint. This on going series is called Translating For Trees.
Barra believes that trees have souls and record information while they are growing. She also believes trees, nature and spirits have something to say and acts as a creative channel to help tell their story.
For nine years, Barra used art as a therapeutic tool to help youth at a homeless shelter for children. She had several Gallery shows in New York and Denver and her work was published in a bestselling book. She painted portraits on autographed baseballs for Steiner Sports and made custom portraits for celebrities.