Hilary is a plein air painter, particularly inspired by the sea in all forms, capturing atmosphere and vibrancy in her work. Each painting is a one off piece. She works in acrylics and enjoys mixing the constantly changing colours and loves the idea of her work imparting her experiences.
17, Ash Grove,
Take the B1460 in to Whitby at the Park and Ride roundabout. After about half a mile, pass Lidl supermarket on your right, then take 2nd right in to Ash Grove. My house/studio is at the far end (cul-de-sac) on the right, the last house. My drive which leads to my studio will be clearly marked
You are best to park on the right side of the road (my side) down towards the block end. If you don’t like to turn round in cul-de-sacs, you could park at Lidl and walk round (check time restriction) - about 400m
I have two entrances, both have a step up but one door can be opened wide for wheelchair access with simple step.
I have a small downstairs toilet in my house with two steps up to the house. Nearest RADAR toilet is on West Cliff
I enjoy opening my studio and chatting to people about my work. I always make visitors welcome by serving refreshments - I make a mean Rhubarb cake! My studio is in a converted garage set alongside a pretty courtyard garden, decorated with quirky seaside finds and collections so its a lovely place to chat.
I am able to display my work on the walls of my studio. I like to put out things like my plein air painting equipment, people are always interested how I manage to keep the contents to a minimum. I am always answering questions be it on colour mixing or perspective to name a few! I have also done a fair bit of travelling for my work so I put my travelling sketchbooks on display and always have stories of my exploits, driving around in my camper.
I have a selection of prints of my work and also make good quality greeting cards with a large choice of images from far and wide. Everyone has a chance to find something to take away from their visit to my studio.