Barry Hilton 80 YearsLast updated on
We must send out a heart felt Happy Birthday to artist Barry Hilton who celebrates his 80th Birthday this week. Not a man for any fuss or high jinx on his birthday, his many decades as an artist have brought joy to literally thousands of collectors.
As a gallery, we are so fortunate that Barry lives and works only a few miles from the gallery and as such have worked with this incredibly talented artist for many years. His longevity in the art world is testament to the impact that his work has on the viewer along with his unwavering appetite to continue to evolve and develop both his style and subject matter. Even in the last twelve months at the age of 79, Barry his been growing his knowledge by attending courses on print making and also experimenting with new abstract paintings.
The seeds of Barry Hilton’s career were planted during the 1970s when he moved from the North West to Cornwall to work amongst the popular artists of the day. The early lessons learnt here about the treatment of light and drama of the skies have had a permanent influence in his career of the decades, honing and perfecting his techniques. Few people know that Barry went on later in life to also achieve a first class honours degree in ceramics demonstrating his diverse talent and eye for art and design.
To celebrate his incredible career, two new limited edition prints have been released to complement the collection of original Hilton paintings that we also have available. All of the pieces are available for international delivery but if you are more local to our Lancashire art gallery, do call in and view them in person, you certainly won’t be disappointed.