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 Greetings from 


Hilary Page 

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 Gallery (s) 1, 2, & 3. 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.  Email: hilarypage@hilarypage.com;
 Phone: 713 467-8709; Snail: Hilary Page, 12451 Queensbury Lane., Houston, TX 77024-4138  USA  


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!

Please click here for information on my workshop -  though I should add that I'm pretty much retired now from conducting workshops!




BIO. HILARY PAGE: Originally from England, I came to the USA in 1966 after graduating from Drama school in London I went to Indianapolis to teach elementary school. 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.

Moving to Houston, Texas in 1971, 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. 

With the kids now grown I divide my time between painting and writing.I've taken up sculpture! I also like to work in the garden while my three cats play and, of course, spend time with my grand children.

My work can be seen at my Internet Galleries : Gallery Portrait and Figure, Gallery and Gallery 2

"Great Grandma at 93" 30"X22" Watercolor

Elderly people make great subjects for portraits and they don't mind sitting either!

The wrinkles are not lines. They are "like rivers running through a valley." (Robert Beverly Hale) and should be painted as such. Since wrinkles form at right angles to the pull of muscles-  if you know your wrinkles then you know the muscles of facial expression!

Please email me if you would like me to do a portrait for you, and then we can work out the logistics. 




 Nude 22"X30"Watercolor

The afternoon I did this painting there was a cloudburst in Houston so only two of us showed up at  our model group meaning that we
 that we both had very good positions regarding the model and the lighting and we could spend the whole three hours on one pose. The beautiful violet color is Cobalt Violet PV49 made by Daniel Smith Inc. 

Please click here if you would like to  purchase this painting or  paintings shown in  Gallery Portrait and Figure, Gallery and Gallery


Happy Painting!

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