Rebecca McDannold has been a resident of Fernandina Beach since 2013. Beginning her artist career at Hallmark Greeting Cards in Kansas City Missouri, she progressed to a B. A. degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and then taught art in Illinois at Dupo High School and for Belleville Community College.
McDannold successfully presented her work for years in the Midwest showing in 14 states before moving to the island. She now paints the local flora and fauna of Amelia and is very pleased to exhibit her work in the IAA gallery.
“I have always loved creating paintings. Many of my little girl memories are colored with my first attempts to make art. My greatest wish is that my last day will still be spent doing the same.”