Rebecca (Bexx) Stephens is originally from the Southern United States of Arizona and Florida. She is currently entering the fifth year in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, focusing on painting and mixed media. She works mostly in acrylic. Stephens will graduate with her BFA in the winter of 2020. Her art explores the intersection of nature and industrialization, and mental illness. In 2015 she completed her I.B High School Art Diploma, had a painting shown in The Works Art and Design Festival, and was awarded the Bob Maskel “Supporting Dreams” Scholarship. Since 2015, Stephens has received two scholarships for academic achievement. She has been commissioned privately as well as commercially, shown in the Alberta Society of Artist “Emerging Artist 2017” show in both Calgary and Edmonton, had work collected by both the University of Alberta and Thompson Rivers University BC. She has also worked for The Works Art and Design Festival as a Volunteer coordinator for two years in a row, as well as at the Ice on Whyte Festival as an Ice Carving Intern. Stephens was selected to exhibit in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) Cities and Climate Change conference in February of 2018. She is currently building up a body of painted work based upon impressionist Canadian landscape painting, and a mixed media portfolio revolving around behavior psychology and repetitive thought and action.