Hillary Howorth was raised just outside of Greenville, South Carolina, but has made Nashville, TN her home after marrying a Nashville native 9 years ago. They now reside in Nashville raising their three young boys.
Hillary is a self-taught, instinctual, contemporary and mixed media artist. Born into a family of do-it-yourselfers, creatives and musicians, her creativity and passion for the arts was encouraged and supported from an early age. Hillary has always felt the need to create and spent much of her childhood doing so through ballet, choreography, drawing and design which led her to attend a fine arts high school part time in Greenville, SC. While Hillary has been creating works of art throughout her life, it was not until 2012 when home on bed rest during her first pregnancy that she began painting. Her love for painting ultimately led her to committing to art full time and leaving her job in pediatric dentistry behind.. She has now made a career out of her passion by learning to trust her own inclinations.
Hillary’s collection of original contemporary art has been featured in House Beautiful Magazine and The Scout Guide Nashville. Her work incorporates layers of paint mediums and variations of color that add texture and interest to each piece. Her preference is art expressed through soothing palettes as well as the occasional use of bold color to help convey a sense of happiness and contentment. Being self-taught gives Hillary the freedom to paint outside the traditional “rules” of formal educational training. Hillary feels that art shouldn’t have boundaries or parameters— there is no right or wrong way to express and create.