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Kay Hilborn

Landscapes, still lifes, floral & portraits in watercolour and acrylics by Kay Hilborn

I have always been interested in drawing and colouring but have had no formal art training. After retiring in 1993 I decided to follow a dream and try watercolour painting. I have taken a few short watercolour courses through North Island College and found myself both fascinated and frustrated trying to learn to handle the medium. Recently, I made a switch to acrylic painting and have taken workshops with Neil Boyle and Donna Baspaly and a series of acrylic painting classes with Marilym Timms.

I have had one successful solo watercolour show at the Muir Gallery in Courtenay and I continue to show my work with the local chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Originals Only group of artists. I belong to the FCA weekly painting group and continue to enjoy both acrylic and watercolour painting.

My paintings are mainly inspired by scenes of the many places I have enjoyed while hiking here on Vancouver Island, and in southwestern United States during my fall and winter holidays. As an enthusiastic photographer I use my photos as source materials for painting on the long wet days of winter.

Phone: 250-335-2238

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