Rebecca Hind (1957-2017) was an artist working predominantly with paint. Her large-scale watercolours push the technical boundaries of the medium in unexpected ways, offering a visual and contemplative intensity. This aesthetic depth is exemplified in Scintilla: the glittering speck, a triptych Reredos painting at Christ Church, Spitalfields in London.
The paintings allude to Life, Death and Resurrection in Symbolic form. Scintilla follows a a series of lunar paintings made for a solo exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, in 2007. The exhibition, moonscope, was sponsored by Arts Council England South East and by Winsor and Newton. Her Causeway project examines air, fire and water in their various manifestations.
This work was exhibited at Curwen and New Academy Galleries, London, during September 2011. 2013 saw the permanent installation of Bright Rising, a reredos for the Lady Chapel in Dorchester Abbey. Her last solo show was Leaves from a Book of Hours: visual elements of meditation at St. John’s College, Oxford during 2014.
In addition to exhibiting, Hind was been artist in residence at the Banqueting House, London, and affiliated artist with both Sacred Land and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation for six years. This led to her writing three books, the last of which, Sacred Journeys, was published during 2009. She has frequently appeared on television and radio discussing art in relation to spirituality.
Hind chaired the Kevin Slingsby Prize for Funnel Vision at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University where she was a Visiting Tutor. She also taught at Arts in Provence.