Hilary Sims

"I’m an emerging artist living in the Blue Mountains with the Bush at my doorstep. I paint intuitively and use my imagination to produce my colourful work. My style consists of researching the land and historical facts including Indigenous culture, lots of colour, patterns and texture. I want to evoke emotions of excitement and curiosity to the viewer. My paintings are fun, cheerful and take the viewer to a magical place. When I paint I'm transported back to my childhood days of my of summer holidays, horse riding, ice skating, ice cream and lollies, tree houses, home-cooked meals, outdoor games with my siblings, riding my bike, swimming and lazy days dreaming of having my own horse. I paint landscapes from the Mountains and also love trekking off to regional places. It’s very important for me to connect with the viewer as we have had recent Bush fires/droughts. I want to give people hope and comfort with my work."