Rebecca Giles is a painter based in southeastern Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. She paints primarily still life and is particularly fascinated with the effects of light as revealed in surface texture and as filtered through transparent and translucent objects.
She will often backlight her subjects in a way that makes them appear to glow. She works in a variety of mediums, at times using pen, watercolor, acrylic and gouache in various combinations in a single work, as well as woking more straightforwardly in oil.
Much of her work is small, roughly in the 8 x 10 ” (20 x 25 cm) and under range, but lately she has been experimenting with larger formats as well as with painting on translucent panels that can be displayed with LED lights behind them, producing something of a stained glass effect (images above, second from the bottom).