Commission of a Suite of paintings by British artist Sophie Hacker in response to the ideas and theology of Vingt Regards

Sophie Hacker

Sophie Hacker graduated as a painter from the Slade School of Art and subsequently re-trained in sculpture. Her work includes the use of found objects and natural materials to highlight the beauty of the ordinary and to point to the joy and suffering at the heart of creation. Colour is used to express the vitality and vibrancy of the natural world. She also works in stained glass and textiles.

Sophie was Artist in Residence at St Mary’s in the Lace Market, Nottingham 1996-1998, and at Sarum College, Salisbury 1999-2005. She is currently Arts Consultant for Winchester Cathedral and a trustee of ACE. She has a passion for encouraging creativity in others, running regular workshops and courses and lecturing in spirituality and art.

“Powerful unifying use of colour… the results both communicate and suggest that which finally cannot be communicated.” (Lord Richard Harries, Former Bishop of Oxford)

A year of music, art, poetry and discussion exploring Messiaen's Vingt Regards