Rebecca Barclay-Clist is an artist and an art educator based in lower Northland, New Zealand. In particular, her creative practice examines the prophetic and spiritual within a societal context - critically engaging the artist as a voice of faith. Her work seeks to directly address the cultural backdrop of our lives with a quiet voice of personal truth, and manifests through a range of wet and dry media.
Barclay-Clist is the senior art instructor and the head at a Northland high school. She resides in Mangawhai where she has a studio, and works regularly preparing for exhibitions for the various galleries she supplies within Aotearoa-New Zealand.
She has been the recipient of a number of local art awards for painting and printmaking, the most recent being for painting at the 2019 Kaipara Art Awards which was judged by the esteemed Dr. Carole Sheppard.
She has exhibited in a solo and group capacity across New Zealand and her work is represented in several private collections, acquired from exhibited work and a number of independent commissions.
Her work has featured in several publications. Publications of note are the illustrated gospels project and more recently an article in Junction magazine.