Jane Hinde, Lawyer and Artist
Jane Hinde qualified as a solicitor in 1983. Since moving to London in 2001 she increasingly concentrated on her work as a criminal defence lawyer, acting as a duty solicitor at police stations and at various courts. In 2015 she graduated with a fine arts degree and has since developed a portfolio of work specialising in printing as well as occasional sculptural portraiture. Her most recent commission is now at the State Museum of Tennessee – a bronze bust of Abbi Milton – a leading suffragette. Within the constraints of professional ethics one aspect of her artistic practice draws from her experiences as a lawyer, especially from working in the toughest, least glamorous parts of the criminal justice system. As a solicitor she recorded her experiences – as an artist she explores them.