Hilary Dancer is a contemporary artist working in acrylic, oil & mixed media. She uses a vibrant palette to produce a variety of impressionistic, almost abstract paintings, but is perhaps best known for her romantic figures and atmospheric cityscapes. Hilary works from her studio in Hampshire.
Hilary can be inspired by a single image, a piece of music, or a fleeting moment in time but I always look to capture the essence of the scene, portraying what is felt along with what is seen. Her paintings usually evolve along the way as she tries to balance composition with drama while leaving some details understated, thus enticing the viewer to engage with the painting.
She am always experimenting with colour, texture and materials in the pursuit of exciting and new work.
” Time Place Memory”. A 2016 collection of paintings centred on revealing the seductive spirit of city life.
” I aim to explore the tireless living quality of an ever changing landscape. I use layers, blurred edges and unconscious marks to blend chaos with calm and light with shadow”.
Ultimately it is left to the viewer to define and clarify the scene.