is a Florida native pastel artist specializing in commissioned portraits, animals, landscape, and child book illustration. She has won numerous awards including Best in Show at the PSNF’s Pastels ’98 National Exhibition; First Place, Florida Pastel Association National Exhibition; the Holbein Award; the Grumbacher Gold Medal; Best of Show at the 2012 Sandford ArtWalk “Animals” Exhibition; First Place at the A.E. Backus Museum 2013 Best of the Best Exhibition; and awards at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine International Exhibition on Animals in Art.
An Art graduate from Florida State University, Ms Eagan also completed undergraduate studio work at Studio Grafico di Santa Reparata in Florence, Italy and art history studies in Holland and Austria with Eckerd College.
During the 1980s, she served as an art gallery director in Jackson, Wyoming, and then Scottsdale, Arizona. She also did freelance cartoon advertising in for local newspapers, and taught art.
Back in Florida, after a year as an EPCOT portraitist, Ms. Eagan taught children’s art and pursued full-scale commissioned portraits.
About 15 years ago, she became involved in Florida wildlife conservation, notably that of the state’s endemic gopher tortoise. This avocation led to frequent published opinion writings in various Florida newspapers.
In 2008 Rebecca illustrated the child book How Gimble Gopher Tortoise Found a New Home, about Florida’s rare upland animals.
Though escaping the city when possible to her tiny cabin in north Florida, she resides and works in Winter Park. She welcomes commissions of both people and animals.
2018 THIRD PLACE ~ A.E. Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition
2018 2 works selected ~ A.E. Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition
2018 3 works selected ~ Ocean Art Gallery “Fabulous Florida” 13-artist invitational exhibition, opening reception April 7th, 5:30-8:00 PM; runs thru May 4th; Flagler, FL
2017 FIRST PLACE ~ A.E. Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition
2017 3 works selected ~ A.E. Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition
2016 1 work selected ~ International Exhibition on Animals in Art; LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA
2016 2 works selected for display ~ E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Nokuse Plantation, Bruce, FL
2015 2-Person Exhibition, Maitland Public Library, Maitland, FL
2014 AWARD of MERIT ~ Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition
2014 INVITATIONAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Exhibition, Backus Museum, Ft. Pierce, FL
2014 SOLO EXHIBIT ~ Wildlife, Landscapes & Portraits; University Club of Winter Park, Winter Park, FL
2013 FIRST PLACE ~ A.E. Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition, Ft. Pierce, FL
2013 AWARD OF MERIT ~ A.E. Backus Museum Best of the Best exhibition, Ft. Pierce, FL
2013 Sanford Art Walk juried exhibition; 3 pieces selected
2012 BEST OF SHOW ~ Sanford Art Walk “Animals” Exhibition
2012 AWARD OF MERIT ~ A.E. Backus Museum, Celebrating America
2012 Florida Wildlife and Landscapes Exhibit, Winter Garden City Hall
2012 August MEOW 1st Thursday Exhibit, Orlando Museum of Art
2012 May SOLO EXHIBITION ~ University Club of Winter Park, Florida
2011 Five-Artist Exhibit ~ Kissimmee City Hall, Kissimmee, FL
2010 D. Petersen, LTD Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2006 SOLO EXHIBITION ~ Winter Park Public Library, Winter Park, FL
2002 HONORABLE MENTION ~ Fifteenth International Exhibition on Animals in Art; LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA
2000 GRUMBACHER GOLD MEDAL ~ PASTELS 2000, PSNF Sixth Biennial National Exhibition
2000 SOLO EXHIBITION ~ Winter Park University Club, Winter Park, FL
1999 Designer Show House ~ two paintings displayed, Drummond Interiors,Inc., Best in Show
1998 BEST IN SHOW ~ PASTELS ’98, Pastel Society of North Florida Fifth Biennial National Exhibition, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
1998 HONORABLE MENTION ~ Eleventh International Exhibition on Animals in Art, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge , LA
1997 HONORABLE MENTION ~ FPA Seventeenth Annual National Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1996 FIRST PLACE, Members ~ Florida Pastel Association Sixteenth Annual National Exhibition, Bradenton, FL
1996 PASTELS ’96, PSNF Fourth Biennial National Exhibition
1994 HK HOLBEIN AWARD ~ PASTELS ’94, PSNF Third Biennial National Exhibition
1993 SOLO Exhibition ~ Winter Park Public Library
1989/88 SOLO EXHIBITIONS ~ Winter Park City Hall, Winter Park, Fl
1991, 1992 & 1993 FIRST PLACE ~ Fine Art category, Winterfest Pet Fair, Orlando, FL