Born and raised in eastern Massachusetts, Rebecca began her art career in 1992 after graduating from Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in illustration. Since then she has established a broad career in art/illustration. Her clients include DC, Vertigo, Marvel, and Dark Horse Comics, Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro (MtG), MTV Animation, Lucas Film, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Barefoot Books, and more. Additionally, Rebecca’s illustrations and personal paintings are in museums and private collections around the world, including the American Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.
Recent projects include two graphic novels, A Flight of Angels with Holly Black (Vertigo Comics) and The Last Dragon with Jane Yolen (Dark Horse Comics). Praise for her recent books includes “Occasionally someone executes a standard storytelling device with such dazzling skill that it reminds you why that device became standard in the first place. Rebecca Guay is that someone with A Flight of Angels (Scripps Howard News Service) and “If Superman is the Strength of Comics, A Flight of Angels is the Soul” (Ain’t It Cool News).
Currently, Rebecca divides her time among illustration, gallery work, and running her professional art/illustration intensive mentorship programs The Illustration Master Class, and SmArt School. She now resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her artist-husband, Matthew Mitchell, and daughter, Vivian.
Rebecca can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can purchase archival quality prints through her websites smarter artschool.com and illustrationmasterclass .com. Inquiries about original art sales can be made through her gallery, the R. Michelson, in Northampton, MA, email@example.com.
~ You can see more of Rebecca’s work in this issue on the cover and on pages 15 and 24 of Our BerkshireTimes Magazine August-September issue.