About Rebecca Daphne Hill

the Artist

Rebecca Daphne Hill is a visual artist in her creative business Glowbug Design & Illustrations. Originally from Scotland, the magical forests often featured in her work are inspired from the woods around her childhood home and the woods surrounding her home in Nova Scotia. They are a beautiful bond from her from her roots to her present life.

the Art

Rebecca often works with premium quality pencil crayons enjoying the layering and detail the fine points allow. She also explores acrylic painting, and digital illustration.

Her work explores a fascination with the play of light glowing in the dark, and expression of micro and macro natural beauty. The symbolism of light in the dark offers a rich playground for stories of hope and transformation. Mainly working from references photos taken locally, she finds incredible beauty right on our doorstep, looking for connection, contrast a story and an element of magic.

the Why

Coming to terms with a late ADHD diagnosis, Rebecca is relearning her identity and sharing her journey to invite conversation, community, healing & growth with others on a similar journey.

Her art seeks to capture the limitless imagination hushed from childhood, and to invite the viewer to reignite their own curiosity, sense of wonder, and expression of their true colours.

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Rebecca Hill - portrait artist and Brand Expert at Glowbug Design


Work with Rebecca Daphne Hill

  • SHOP art and journals
  • BOOK a portrait commission
  • CONTACT Rebecca to chat about a creative collaboration!

A word from Rebecca Daphne Hill

Mission: Don’t die with your song still inside you!


Hi! I’m Rebecca – a creator, dreamer, optimist and intrepid problem solver.

I landed on this planet in Scotland, spent my teens in the wilds of North England, bagged a degree in Graphic Design & Illustration in the bright lights of Newcastle (at Northumbria Uni, one of the leading UK design schools at the time), before setting off alone on a working adventure to Nova Scotia Canada where my unsuspecting future husband was living his life in peace. After a brief spell back in Cumbria, I battled a freak snowstorm (closing the roads and shutting the trains down) to miraculously catch a flight back to Nova Scotia and my destiny.

Passionate creator of things from a tiny age including illustrating children’s books, T-shirt art, brand design, and web design. As a graphic artist and web designer in my business Glowbug Design & Illustrations for over a decade, I’m now focused on heart centred projects that connect on an emotional level with my clients. From magical artwork to realism portraiture I aim to find the heart of each project and bring it to life with beauty!

With 15+ years of working with creative clients to ensure they are happy with the finished pieces, (check out some reviews) I am committed to finding the best solution and create an enjoyable journey.

While I have a waitlist, I’m currently open for art commissions, and creative collaborations with purpose based individuals and organizations with access to funding.

Together we can bridge the gap in making your dream creation a reality. Contact me to get started!

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Rebecca Daphne Hill portrait


Work with Me!

  • SHOP art and journals
  • BOOK a portrait commission
  • CONTACT Rebecca to chat about a creative collaboration!

“Rebecca has become my designer of choice and the person I recommend to all my clients. Her thoughtful, methodical, and creative approach to any project ensures the end product is aligned with the client’s needs.”

Debbie Lawrence

President, Abundant Living Inc.

Rebecca Hill – Bio

BA Hons Graphic Design & Illustration Degree (Northumbria University)
BTEC art foundation (Cumbria College of Art & Design)

Branding Background:

CMM NTFP Brand Consultant 2020 – 2021:
Branding for a newly formed cooperative representing the Mi’kmaw culture authentically in combination with an environment sustainability and community focused project, with national and international audiences.

Responsibilities included:

Assisting with the full branding process, including research, consideration of the mission and values, consulting with local cultural experts, board of director meetings, market research, creating a brand strategy and research document, subcontracting a Mi’kmaw artist, and development of brand deliverables.


Design experience includes:

10+ years of freelance web design for various companies.

Multiple small business brands and personal brands including:

  • Timeless & Twist Fashion Boutique
    Rebrand and exterior signage design
  • Elsie’s 2.0 Corner Store
    New brand and exterior building signage design
  • Debbie Lawrence
    Personal brand development and program sub branding.
  • Julie Mont
    Virtual Assistant Services brand strategy and logo design
  • Fundy Compost website: Redesign using existing logo with a modern strategy, developing client avatars for more targeted marketing

Other useful experience.
Currently on the Truro Art Society executive (3 years) – gained experience working with a community in an organizer, creative supporting role.

Rebecca Hill with her artwork

Art Exhibitions

Restrictions, group show, July-Aug 2022
Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Truro.

Towards the Light Exhibition, solo show, March 2022
Noveltea Coffee House & Bakery, Truro.

It’s a Kind of Magic, multiple artists from Truro Art Society, December 2021
Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro.

Shine Exhibition, multiple artists, June 2021
Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Truro.

It’s your time to Shine!

Questions? Want to learn more?

For a free 30 minute Zoom consultation to chat about your project, without pressure to buy.

Not into video chatting? Email me or reach me through social media:

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Custom portrait of a boy by artist Rebecca Hill

Custom Portraits

girl with star painting by Rebecca Hill

View Artwork

Bright nature cards with mushrooms and snails art for sale from Glowbug Design


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