Hilary grew up in Devon, attended Dartington College of Arts and The Welsh College
of Music and Drama.
Moving to the New Forest in 1988, provided an endless source of visual inspiration.
“Exploring the wilder parts of Britain has always been a passion and I very much
enjoy the chance encounters with the animals and plants that live there. I try to
capture the excitement of those meetings in my paintings. I’m particularly interested
in smaller creatures and the close up patterns of plants.”
“In order to create a painting, the eye and brain has to study the subject in an
almost trancelike state, you become totally absorbed in representing the 3D shapes
and textures before you, using lines and colour on paper and sometimes as if by magic,
a pleasing result materialises!
Hilary works mainly in pen and ink and watercolour, and has exhibited at various
galleries, including : Blackheath Art Society, New Forest Painters Exhibition, New
Forest Centre, St.Barbe’s Museum, Four Seasons Art (Exbury Gardens), Ringwood Art
Society and The Red House Museum.
Her Paintings have been published by Langford Press in the book ‘The New Forest Painters’
by Georgina Babey, along with the five other artists in the group.