If you’re painting you’re happy! So here’s to making you happy!

I’m the author of four books. The latest is PORTRAITS Right from the Start. I’m excited about it and hope that you willl be too! The book gives you the means to become a pro at painting people by just working through the lessons. “Look Inside” on the books page and you’ll see what I mean. My other books are “Watercolor Right from the Start“. (AVAILABLE),   Hilary Page’s Guide to Watercolor Paints with FREE online Updates, (I still send out the updates even though My Guide is sold out apart from a couple of collectors copies. Also  Color Right from the Start, (SOLD OUT).
I’ve written over fifty magazine articles including for American Artist Magazine’s “Watercolor” issues (Steve Dohery editor) and  the Artist magazine UK. The articles have been on  “Visual Complements the difference between visual and mixing complements”, sparkling “ Interference Paints“, and “Aureolin Alert: the Defective Paint“. I’ve also produced seven art instruction DVDs. My paintings can be seen at my web galleries. Click on each item for more information. An orderform is provided if you would like to make a purchase. Finally I’m an experienced workshop instructor and have taught in the USA and internationally though not too much while writing books. Please contact me if you have questions.
HILARY PAGE framed by Lewis Armstrong Portrait & Figure Workshop Lubbock Texas October 2003: During the final critique, I photographed each participant next to her/his painting which I framed in the mat shown. With 25 in the workshop this was quite a performance. At the end, in a lighthearted moment, my friend Lewis matched my effort by framing me!


BIO:Originally from England, I came to the USA in 1966 after graduating from Drama school in London. My portfolio of costume and stage designs won me a job at a commercial art  studio in Indianapolis where I also attended a couple of evening classes at the John Herron School of art. Later I taught elementary school in New York City! After a hiatus for marriage and children, I returned to my artwork.

Residing in Houston, Texas I became known  for my acrylic murals in homes and businesses and was featured on several television shows in this regard. At this time I began watercolor painting and for a time served as Administrative Director for the Watercolor Art Society-Houston. I started teaching watercolor in the early 1980’s. After the publication of my first book entitled “Watercolor Right from the Start” I began teaching painting workshops throughout the USA, Mexico, Canada and Europe.

I still live in Houston with my husband; and with the kids now grown and grand kids growing I divide my time between painting, writing. I also like to work in the garden while my three cats play, surf the internet for art sites and listen to the BBC World Service Radio!