artist home

About : Rachel Hilton - Artist and Illustrator based in Ledbury, Herefordshire

I love painting and nature, so it made sense that ultimately my two interests would become one. I spend many hours in the woodland next to my home sketching, taking photographs and gathering materials. Most of my inspiration comes from particular trees I feel a connection with, or the wildlife I experience when I am sitting quietly.

Sometimes I enjoy the challenge of realism and other times I like to completely escape into my imagination so I can create fantasy landscapes, fairies and abstract imagery. Either way I try to express my spiritual or emotional connection to a subject. Often I will think it’s all from in my head only to realise later on that it is something I have seen previously when I compare my finished painting with my reference photos. The work I did for my Fine Art Degree was a similar process when I explored my childhood memories by painting how I remembered things from my past.


Acrylics, Coloured pencils, Mixed Media, Watercolour


Abstract or Experimental, Animal or Wildlife, Fantasy, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Pet

Favoured Products & Brands

Windsor and Newton, Daniel Smith, Fabriano, Strathmore, Khadi, Derwent.


BA (hons) Fine Art Degree, Bristol 1st for Beauty Competition (Keep Britain Tidy) 1st Prize, BTEC HND Graphic Design.

Items you have viewed... (saving...) (loading...)[open][close]:

Your request was used to search the content of the currently selected artist only.

To search more widely in the LFTA site and include other artists and contributors, return to the home page or click here