Hilary is a Yorkshire Artist and has been painting and exhibiting her work from an early age having sold her first piece at the Yorkshire Artists Exhibition in Ilkley. She is still based in a country-hamlet in Yorkshire. Having initially studied Graphic Design at Art College in Leeds she is fundamentally self-taught.
Her main inspiration is Yorkshire scenes and places that she has travelled to. She exhibited for two years (2017/2018) at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris so took inspiration from the capital for some of her work.
She started working in Oils in her teens, then progressed to watercolours and pastels but now works primarily in acrylics as they dry fast and lend themselves to being used by a palette knife.
Her work is now sold across the country both through galleries and to her private and corporate collectors – the Halifax Building Society has a collection of 22 of her pieces. She has won numerous national awards including The Rexel prize, the Daler-Rowney award, The Clairefontaine award and most recently the Best in show at the Great Yorkshire Show.