Hilly Barmby

Hilly Barmby artistHilly is predominantly a watercolour artist, originally from Kent but she has travelled and lived in a variety of places across Europe. Hilly has also experimented with acrylics and loves to work in mixed-media. She is spellbound by the landscapes and flora of her new Spanish life but is branching into larger, abstract canvases. She also dabbles in ceramics, photography and jewellery making. Having painted and drawn from a very young age, she went on to attend Rochester College of Art to experience a wonderful Foundation Course, which led onto a degree course in Graphic Design at Central School of Art and Design in London.

After her degree course, Hilly went on a woodworking course to make furniture. Combining her art and woodworking skills, she got a stall at Covent garden Craft Market to sell hand-made chess and backgammon sets. Finally, a Design Technology teacher for fifteen years, Hilly gave it all up to move to Órgiva.
As well as painting, Hilly writes. She is only truly happy when she is creating something.