Hilary is motivated to paint by the need to express her thoughts and imagination, with a strong desire to bring people into my storytelling. The figures, creatures and visual references often reflect a wide range of curiosities and references and intrigues.
They come from a diverse range of sources that include fragments and abstractions from the world of mythologies, the Kabbala, poetry, literature, popular culture, current affairs, personal memory and daily rituals.
The works become a metaphorical place to find a haven and safe place to roam from the harsh realities and complications of the modern world, the shadow of which is still often discernible. This makes for a strangely compelling cocktail of innocence, whimsy, longing and menace.