All about Virginia Hiller 

During my Foundation Course at Eastbourne School of Art and Design I was lucky enough to have some exceptional tutors including Royal Academician Jennifer Dickson, renowned graphic designer Robert Tavener and perhaps my greatest inspiration, painter John Lake. Colour and pattern have always fascinated me and for my degree course I studied Textiles at Central St Martins in London. I began my working life in the field of interior design before deciding on a career in publishing , writing and commissioning features for a variety of gardening and home magazines.

My Inspirations

Matisse for his endlessly imaginative combinations of patterns and shapes. The magical way Vanessa Bell’s choice of colours creates instant  atmosphere. Winifred Nicholson who shows that ‘less is more’ with her perfectly simple Still Lifes. Contemporary West Country artist Angle Rooke whose glowing and tranquil landscapes have a unique sense of place. Working from photographs can give a whole new dimension to composing a picture; I loved the angular shapes of the old smoking sheds against the curves of the vivid red boat on Hastings Beach (see Gallery). Foraging in charity shops often results in some lucky finds ; Blue Ceramics (see Gallery) shows a great £5 buy! – an original mug made by famous potter Alan Caiger Smith, grouped with two other hand thrown pieces. My easel is  in my sunroom where I can see the ever changing scene in my garden – also a work in  progress! Dappled light filters through the vine canopy making the area an ideal outside studio in Summer.
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Virginia Hiller

© 2018 Virginia Hiller 

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PAINTINGS

© 2018

All about Virginia Hiller 

During my Foundation Course at Eastbourne School of Art and Design I was lucky enough to have some exceptional tutors including Royal Academician Jennifer Dickson, renowned graphic designer Robert Tavener and perhaps my greatest inspiration, painter John Lake. Colour and pattern have always fascinated me and for my degree course I studied Textiles at Central St Martins in London. I began my working life in the field of interior design before deciding on a career in publishing , writing and commissioning features for a variety of gardening and home magazines.

My Inspirations

Matisse for his endlessly imaginative combinations of patterns and shapes. The magical way Vanessa Bell’s choice of colours creates instant  atmosphere. Winifred Nicholson who shows that ‘less is more’ with her perfectly simple Still Lifes. Contemporary West Country artist Angle Rooke whose glowing and tranquil landscapes have a unique sense of place. Working from photographs can give a whole new dimension to composing a picture; I loved the angular shapes of the old smoking sheds against the curves of the vivid red boat on Hastings Beach (see Gallery). Foraging in charity shops often results in some lucky finds ; Blue Ceramics (see Gallery) shows a great £5 buy! – an original mug made by famous potter Alan Caiger Smith, grouped with two other hand thrown pieces. My easel is  in my sunroom where I can see the ever changing scene in my garden – also a work in  progress! Dappled light filters through the vine canopy making the area an ideal outside studio in Summer.
CHRISTMAS CARDS LINOCUTS POSTCARDS FELT & FABRIC PICTURES
PAINTINGS

Virginia Hiller