After practicing law for 26 years, Newman returned to her first passion and career: painting. She works in oils, watercolor, and cold wax medium, fascinated by the play of light and shadow in aspen groves. Paintings of those groves developed into abstracts that reflect the interaction of color and shade.

Newman was introduced to cold wax medium at an Ah Haa School for the Arts workshop with Rebecca Crowell eight years ago. She fell in love with the saturated color and variegated textures cold wax produces.

Having lived in Telluride since 1999, Rebekah Newman is an artist resident at Telluride Arts’ Voodoo Studios. Love of color and the mountains led to her most recent series depicting some of the mountains around the Telluride region.