Information about Hilary J. England, American Artist
I'm Hilary J. England, and I am a full time contemporary artist based in the USA. I work traditionally in oils, watercolor, pastel, pencil/charcoal, and mixed media, as well as designing and hand-forging jewelry, and while I appreciate all kinds of creative expression, the artwork I strive to create is the classical and the timeless -- the art that displays dedication to the craft, and a reverence for the natural and spiritual worlds.
I am also an author, and enjoy expressing my art verbally, but my first love is the visual arts. With my passion for traveling and seeing other cultures and the wonderful landscapes of the world, I create realist works of art that convey my love of all things beautiful, loving, daring, inspiring, and spiritual. I look to create a moment of rest and reflection for my viewers and collectors, and to stir a pleasant memory in their heart that connects them to my art.
I invite you to come in and browse my online home, learn more about me and my work, and to stop for a moment and embrace the slow pleasure of art and beauty. Feel free to explore my website through the navigation bar above, or drop me a private message on my "Contact" page for more information or just to say "Hi!"
Should you be interested in purchasing an original work of art or a quotation for a portrait or other commissioned artwork, please utilize the "Contact" page and I will be happy to accommodate you.
Hilary J. England was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has studied extensively at the Art Students League of New York, as well as with Myron Barnstone, of the Barnstone Studios, Coplay, Pennsylvania. She has exhibited at various galleries in New York, Europe, Japan, and her artwork is internationally collected. She currently resides and works in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA.
As a social realist painter, Hilary’s past series and body of work explores the nuances of contemporary youth and the spectrum of issues surrounding their growth and transformation into adulthood. The series, “Rural American Youth,” has garnered several awards, including the “People’s Choice Award” at the Parallax Art Fair, New York.
Hilary’s current series is entitled “Travelogue." This series is an ongoing series of still life artworks that represent her personal experiences through collected objects and representational metaphors. These juxtaposed objects combine to make a picture statement that creates a conversation connecting viewers with their own personal experiences and common emotions and perceived expectations outside the confines of our comfort zones.
Hilary is also an avid en plein air painter, and maintains a blog, “Field’s End Art” of smaller paintings done on location of her travels, both locally and abroad. She also designs and hand forges jewelry, from the artist co-op she established, Field’s End Artworks. Field’s End Artworks, promotes artist equality, and environmental sympathy by utilizing recycled and environmentally friendly objects to create high quality artisan crafts and artworks for everyday living.
Hilary J. England is currently represented by Studio 26 Gallery, NYC.