Tasmanian Devil Card
Card Size: 130 x 130mm
Designed, printed & packaged in Tasmania, Australia using 100% recycled paper.
The inside of this card is blank.
This card has been created from an original scratchboard artwork. Originating in the 19th century in Britain and France, scratchboard (or scraperboard) is a form of direct engraving. Both a fine-art medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp knives and tools for engraving into a thin layer of white china clay that is coated with black India ink.
Born in Hamburg Germany, Rebecca Robinson’s initial years were spent on a farm surrounded by country life. Her curiosity and passion for the natural world began when her family moved to Zimbabwe Africa, where she was surrounded by exotic creatures.
Her family then moved to America where she developed a fondness for art. The garage storage shed was christened “The Bug House” and her affections soon grew to include all creatures great & small and services included hospital, rehabilitation centre, luxury resort, behavioural observation & analysis, science lab, museum and art gallery. Tadpoles were released as frogs, caterpillars metamorphosed to butterflies, injured birds returned to the wild and her pencil and ‘artistic eye’ became sharper.
She later sought further education in Australia, graduating from the University of Melbourne, Victoria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Wildlife Illustration, at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.
The constant pursuit of following her passions for nature, art & travel have led to a varied and unconventional lifestyle. A decorated professional at ‘wearing many hats’ - natural science illustration, fine art, photography, graphic design, cartography, jewellery, publishing and retail. Her life has certainly never been boring!
She has now settled in Australia’s island state, living and working between Tasmania's beautiful East Coast and Hobart.
Rebecca’s work is driven by a deep connection to and respect for the natural world. Artwork that strives to communicate the complexities of nature, to engage, inform and inspire while delivering an underlying message - The fundamental responsibility we have as a species for the care, conservation and sustainability of our natural environment.
She is currently working on a large body of work dedicated to Australian flora & fauna conservation. Sales from prints & cards produced from each artwork donate to wildlife conservation, research & education such as Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Fund, Wombat Rescue Tasmania, Sea Shepherd, Raptor Refuge etc.