Rebecca Chaperon Canada
Born in England in 1978, Rebecca settled in Toronto, Ontario at age 8. She attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC Canada where she studied fine arts until graduation in 2002. She has exhibited her work internationally, is a Canada Council Grant recipient and author and illustrator of Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School. Rebecca Chaperon uses paint to summon space confetti from a parallel universe while icebergs fall in love and portals to other dimensions hover silently above vast and empty snowscapes. Her paintings gracefully bridge the gap between the reality and fantasy of places while inventing a new, surreal locale. With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, Chaperon takes the imaginative subjects of her paintings and establishes an ability to engage people by speaking to the enchantment of our human experience. Her paintings act as a means of storytelling, conveying the notion of human struggle in the 21st century. As the storyteller/artist, she assimilates the stories passed down to her and synthesizes a new visual mythology. The resulting artwork frequently depicts mysterious and significant events within a slightly surreal landscape.