In May 2014, Rebecca will represent Ireland Art month Residency at Abu Dhabi ART HUB.
Here she will develop existing skills, interact with fellow artists. It will be a time of rich
exploration as she is introduced to the history, culture, the traditional as well as the futuristic
city of Abu Dhabi.
In October 2007 Rebecca completed eleven commissioned 6ft x 3ft paintings for the University of
Limerick. As a result of this significant project she was the featured artist on the Irish television
In 2008 Rebecca completed a 27 painting and print instillation in the new trauma ward 2c in the
Regional Hospital in Limerick. Carmel O' Sullivan, senior ward sister says,"...There are many factors
which combine and contribute to a holistic healing environment....the use of Rebecca's art
contributes hugely to this environment and communicates with patients on many levels."
In 2004 she published her first book on painting and poetry titled 'Sunny Spells, Scattered Showers',
in collaboration with poet Mary Kennelly. Dr Kate O' Shea, art historian and critic, Belfast, stated:
"between the leaves of these pages are the heart and soul of a modern Irishwoman,
involved in family issues, yet fiercely independent in spirit and work."
This book was reprinted in
2007. She is currently working on her second book, which will be a retrospective of her paintings
combined with personal reflection and quotations from authors which have inspired her.
In 2009 Rebecca was on the steering committee of Christian Artists in Ireland, a National organization.
Their mission statment was to nourish and challange artists who create works inpired by Christian themes,
Also to foster dialogue with the churches on the role these contempory artworks can play in the faith lives
of their members.
In 2010 Rebecca set up "Colourful Spirits" - North Kerry Art group with Lisa Fingleton, film maker.
The groups aim is to bring artists together of diverse styles and techniques who want to learn from each other,
while developing individually as a result of their meeting together. Several exhibitions & collaborative works,
are just two of the processes which the group have adopted to facilitate in their development.
Rebecca Carroll received a diploma in design with merit from Limerick College of Art and
Design and worked in RTE, Irelands national television station, for eight years as a graphic
designer. She is married to David Griffin and they have two children Elliott & Ellen.