Paul Hillary was born in Carlisle, Cumbria, educated in Cumbria before studying Graphic design at Kingston University where he attained an Honours degree. Paul has always been drawn to the moods and atmospheres created by the elements on land and sea and the effect it has on colours. He has had numerous exhibitions in the home counties of England aswell as Gloucestershire.
While working as a Graphic Designer around London Paul has taken time out to travel extensively in Africa, Australia, America and Thailand sketching and painting on his travels. He is married to Juliet and has two boys, Joe and Reef with a support crew of Marra the Lakeland Terrier, Boo the Cairn terrier and Pearl the black and white cat. In his home town in Herts Paul was awarded a 22 artwork Corporate commission for a Global Pharmaceutical Company which is still on display in their HQ.
Over recent years the acylics, oils and sketches have been inspired by stays on islands around the United Kingdom including the Channel Islands and the Hebrides in Scotland. His sketches are largely done on location and canvasses in his studio in Hertfordshire, England.
Paul is constantly exploring with technique, colourways and texture in his art and photography, constantly capturing abstract images of old stressed skips, textures in nature and abstract colour combinations in what he sees. Themes from these observations are constantly translated onto his artworks in an abstract or semi-abstract way.
He is currently working towards exhibitions of his work around London and the English Lake District in his home county of Cumbria, and has various artworks on show in open exhibitions and has sold work globally.