About Hilary Jones

From childhood I have always been surrounded by paints and paintbrushes. Originally I wanted to go to Art School and indeed was accepted by Hornsea Art College to do an Arts Degree Course.


Unfortunately parental  encouragement for this was not there, and I therefore decided to take another direction freeing me from 

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parental restraints. I put aside my art paintbrushes and entered into Optics by training as a Dispensing Optician. I still work part time for Eyeworks, Walton on Thames, and now have more time to devote to my original love.


Along side my professional career I have picked up rather larger paintbrushes to paint backdrops for amateur dramatic societies and have done this over the past 15 years or so for Cobham Players who perform at Cobham Village Hall three times a year.


Now I am semi-retired, I have been able to take up painting more seriously and have joined and exhibited successfully with Molesey Art Society and Oxshott Art and Crafts Society.


I have always been inspired by nature but have never been happy with repeating the same thing over and over again. Therefore I cannot say that I have "a style". I will vary both materials and subjects and love to experiment. 


I have therefore divided my painting galleries into six groups. Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels, Resin, Backcloths and Sold items. 


The "Resin" category will include  both abstract and semi abstract paintings which include unusual objects, gold, silver and copper leaf all under a high gloss resin.