Hilary builds her paintings with mark making and texture forming key elements, alongside a joy of colour. She often explores and applies the effects of mixed media to best portray her chosen images and sees the variety of media as tools for experimentation and spontaneity to create paintings rich in interest and without boundaries.
She gained a B.Ed.(Hons) degree with Art and Design as a main subject at St Martins College, Lancaster in 1976 and following a career in teaching is now pursuing her interest in painting again. She is a member of Cartmel Art Society.