I studied Painting/Drawing at the School of Art and Design, East Carolina University. Then, my husband and I partnered to create an independent music store in Greenville, NC for 20+ years.
Afterward, I focused on my desire to become a successful painter, working from my home studio. I have sold over 900 paintings on various e-commerce sites including eBay and Daily PaintWorks. As a current member of Greenville Brushstrokes, I participate in numerous group shows and solo shows.
My family maintains a cat sanctuary and sales of my work support our efforts. You can see more here: https://www.facebook.com/LuckyFeralCatHome
You can also view some of my process photos on my art page here: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaIvesArt and here: https://www.facebook.com/Pet-Portraits-by-RK-Ives-108627264244105