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Step inside the dreamy world of New Orleans artist Rebecca Rebouche |

Step inside the dreamy world of New Orleans artist Rebecca Rebouche

Born in Franklin and raised in Metairie, Rebouché attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Louisiana Tech University and worked as a graphic designer before making the leap to become a full-time artist.

Beyond paintings, Rebouché also explores nature in other mediums, including elaborate headdresses that she creates. “To me, the headdress says, ‘There is still reason to celebrate life,’ ” she said. “They remind me that we, as humans, are not separate from the natural world, we are part of it.”

Not surprisingly, when she’s looking for inspiration, Rebouché heads outdoors to listen to the rain on her balcony, explore the cypress-bordered beach at Fontainebleau State Park, take a bike ride or a run among the longleaf pines of the Tammany Trace, and paddle a canoe on the bayous surrounding New Orleans.

“I like to walk the steamy boardwalks of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and the Northlake Nature Center (in Mandeville),” she said.

When she steps away from the canvas, she also likes to grab dinner at Peche, Meril or Seaworthy. For a quick daytime bite, she heads to the healthy selection at Superfood Bar on Magazine Street. 

A cocktail enthusiast, Rebouché picks a place to gather with friends based on what she’s in the mood to drink: The Columns for a proper Sazerac, Barrel Proof for a good Old Fashioned, Seaworthy for the flaming Holy Water. “And you can never beat a classic: Arnaud’s French 75 bar for a Brandy Crusta that harkens to glamorous days of old,” she said.

One of her favorite haunts is the Music Box Village on Rampart Street, an artist-driven performance venue and sculpture garden paying homage to musicians. 

“It is one of those only-in-New Orleans-feeling places that keeps me grateful for the talent and vision we have in this complicated city. I try to go to as many shows and events there as I can,” she said.

After 10 years working as an artist here, Rebouché said she still loves “taking part in the dialogue of revelry we have with our city and its inhabitants.”

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