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R-tiste Rebecca E. Parsons is a Deliberate Creator you may know as Cre8Tiva, her alter ego. Rebecca/Cre8Tiva have been on a blissful journey to Cre8Topia for decades leaving imaginative artwork and creatively inspired students strewn throughout the world.
Rebecca E. Parsons is CEO of REP MEdia, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Cre8tive Compass Magazine and affiliated media: Radio Talk Shows and forthcoming television shows. She is an award-winning artist and graphic designer. From the meager beginnings of a little decorative painting company called ‘faux is me studios,’ her artwork landed in The White House, the Smithsonian, in numerous collections and magazines and opened the doors to appearances on HGTV, TLC, DIY and so much more.
Studying mainly with French and Italian masters, she has been an award-winning professional artist for over 35 years and was recently named Top School/Teacher in Who's Who in the Painting Industry. She teaches art and creativity workshops throughout the world and 2011 will see the launch of her creativity retreats for artists – Cre8Topia and The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer. Rebecca served as editor of The Artistic Stenciler Magazine for 12 years and writes for publications including The Faux Finisher, American Painting, Decorate with Paint, Paint Magic, Country Sampler and many more.
She is an accomplished writer, motivational speaker and a Christian Spiritual Director. Ms. Parsons has a total of 35 years experience in art, design and publishing. Her clients have included Kimberly-Clark, IBM, Prudential, Scientific Atlanta, Bell South, Peachtree Software, Ernst & Young, Siemens, GTE, and The US Olympic Committee.
Best Selling author/artist Gary Lord wrote: "To meet her is to get swept away by the whirlwind of creative passion and enthusiasm she exudes. She radiates caring warmth with a true desire to see you succeed. Her motto is…it is no harder to do what you love than to do what you don’t…. You can’t help but be inflamed to succeed as an artist."
Rebecca’s art is mixed media personified. From doodles to digital paintings, from murals to custom designed purses and accessories her creations are magical fights of fancy that make you want to join in her quest for Cre8Topia.
She shares this passion for creativity through workshops, two radio Talk Shows for artists, Cre8Tiva’s Blog, Cre8tive Compass Magazine and as a Creativity Retreat Leader and Holistic Coach/Mentor to Artists. Rebecca has written and self-published five books for creative people and is writing her 6th, “Curate YOU…showing people who color outside the lines how to make a living doing what they love!”
Her artists’ statement reads: “Early in life I knew I was creative as I would draw, dance, write and sing the day away. My box of broken crayons was my greatest treasure. I love to explore and push the limits of tools and products creating and experimenting with wild abandon. Movement toward the edge of what's possible is my motto. My work has evolved, as has my life, to embrace my love of the human form, nature (especially the ocean) and my spirituality. You will find my work is figurative and whimsical and I always hide a trademark bubble in my artwork! My propensity to use texture, especially little treasures I find, stems from the roots of my love for decorative painting (commonly called faux finishing).”
Rebecca is passionate about helping others embrace the creative soul within and create a life around their passion. She says, “I believe that every dream is possible and possible is everywhere!”