Hilary J. England was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has studied extensively at the Art Students League of New York, as well as with Myron Barnstone, of the Barnstone Studios, Coplay, Pennsylvania. She has exhibited at various galleries in New York, Europe, Japan, and her artwork is internationally collected. She currently resides and works in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
As a social realist painter, Hilary’s past series and body of work explores the nuances of contemporary youth and the spectrum of issues surrounding their growth and transformation into adulthood. The series, “Rural American Youth,” has garnered several awards, including the “People’s Choice Award” at the Parallax Art Fair, New York.
Hilary’s current series is entitled “Travelogue." This series is an ongoing series of still life artworks that represent her personal experiences through collected objects and representational metaphors. These juxtaposed objects combine to make a picture statement that creates a conversation connecting viewers with their own personal experiences and common emotions and perceived expectations outside the confines of our comfort zones.
Hilary is also an avid en plein air painter, and maintains a blog, “Field’s End Art” of smaller paintings done on location of her travels, both locally and abroad. She also designs and hand forges jewelry, from the artist co-op she established, Field’s End Artworks. Field’s End Artworks, promotes artist equality, and environmental sympathy by utilizing recycled and environmentally friendly objects to create high quality artisan crafts and artworks for everyday living.
Hilary J. England was born in Brooklyn, NY and has studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York since 1991. She has since exhibited at various galleries in New York, Pennsylvania and across Europe, and is collected internationally. She currently resides and works in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Her present body of work explores the transition of contemporary youth into adulthood, and the spectrum of emotion and issues involved with that shift. “In the examination of this subject, I am addressing the effects of single parenthood and poverty on young adults and children in rural America. The teens/young adults in these paintings are all products of single parent families, and have struggled with the complications associated with that. They suffer from particular issues that are exclusive to them alone due to their circumstances, yet they also share universal ‘coming of age’ concerns that are common to all people and cultures. I use bold palette, naïve approach to color, line, and skewed perspective to attempt to show the alienation and confusion between traditional childhood values we espouse as a society, and the new marginalized norm and divide they are actually experiencing.”
The Art Student's League of New York, NYC The Barnstone Studios, Coplay, PA