Welcome to return visitors and new visitors alike. I live in Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, though I have recently moved from the Isle of Wight where I lived for 30 years. I am primarily a painter and I specialise in marine paintings - anything with sea and boats, I love coastal views but also enjoy painting landscapes.I enjoy running workshops and giving demonstrations.
I paint mostly on location (open air/plein-air) and I believe this achieves a distinctive feel in my work. I enjoy travelling to various locations and have visited places such as the West Coast of Scotland, Italy, Bermuda and Cornwall. I have a camper van which serves as a mobile studio and it is well travelled! Some of my work is made in to limited edition prints and recently I have designed a tea towel based on images I have painted of the Yacht and Sailing Clubs around the Solent, and it has been very popular!
Please enjoy my site, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
The paintings arrived this morning and they are just perfect. Thank you very much.
Jamie Matheson, Ayrshire
We are the proud owners of a print of Hilary’s sketchbook paintings: ‘A trip through New York on Gulliver of Southampton.’ It is great – we love its colours, fomat, writing, sense of presence and adventure in a captured place and time.
Sandy and Stewart Orr
Smashing picture! Well done Hils!’ (South from the entrance to Newtown Creek)
Sara Mills, London