Kitty Hillier

It’s always great to hear that after trying some of these quick mark-making and drawing exercises, people are keen to repeat them at home regularly as a way to relax or reset. My approach encourages play, experimentation and trust in our gut intuition. 

Kitty takes inspiration from her daily walking practice around the creeks and woodland near her studio at Islington Boatyard in Penryn. After studying at Falmouth College of Arts, followed by a degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa, she returned to Cornwall in 2015. Using acrylic, ink and enamel paint applied with various tools and mark-making techniques, she carves, scrapes and builds up richly layered surfaces that reflect patterns found in nature and the slow formation of structures over time.  

Her research continues to circulate around the divided human brain, plant intelligence and the scientific study that shows abstraction can help us to see the bigger picture. Kitty’s work is held in public and private collections internationally, and she has exhibited widely. Most recently, she has had group and solo exhibitions at Grays Wharf Penryn, Newlyn Art Gallery and Exeter Phoenix. 

Website: Kitty Hillier – Artist, Falmouth UK