We tweeted a link to Rebecca Hendin’s work a earlier this year and received this reply: “I was only going to tweet photos of sea lions today, but I’m so touched by this. Temporary sea lion break to say thank you” which, frankly we thought was fantastic, so we thought we’d best find out more about this wonderful artist…
Rebecca Hendin is a freelance illustrator, painter, drawer, animator, and designer. She grew up Stateside, but one day decided that tea-drinking seemed marginally lovelier than listening to presidents who couldn’t grammaticize, so moved to London, England, where she now resides.
Rebecca holds a BA Hons (First Class) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, wherefrom she graduated in 2010. She previously studied for several years at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is currently undertaking an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, to be completed in 2013.
Rebecca has made art for Foyles Bookshop, AU Magazine, Island Records, WPP, Estee Lauder, Lyonsdown Publishing Group, Sow’s Ear Publishing, Fan the Fire Magazine, Eurostar, Estates Review Magazine, Teenage Cancer Trust, Amelia’s Magazine, as well as for many bands and private clients, and more. Her illustrations have been seen promoting Edinburgh Fringe at the Underbelly, MTV Presents, as well as in publications including the Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Grazia, and The Alarmist, and on New Era Caps.
Her illustration can soon be seen rather largely in London, as a 37 metre by 11 metre mural of her work will cover the new Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross road for ten months. She is also currently working on an animated music video, among other projects, and has a solo art show up through early March at The Russet, a part of Hackney Downs Studios, in East London.