Barry Hilton was born in Manchester in 1941 and moved to Cornwall in 1979. It was here where he began to develop his style of painting dramatic skies that have made him one of the most sought after self taught artists working in the UK today.
Barry’s greatest sources of inspiration are the moorland, rivers and harbours around his home in the north of England. When he fi...rst takes in a scene, it is the relationship between tonalities that strikes him and this is what he likes to capture, whether in a photograph, a sketch, or simply in his memory. He uses colour more as a tool with which to interpret a scene, and these can vary from vibrant reds and yellows, to dark almost apocalyptic greys, indigo blues and dark greens.
Barry Hilton has painted a wide array of subject matters throughout his career including Victorian street scenes, Galleon paintings, refusing to be stereotyped, Barry has always experimented with new subject matter and in recent years has had considerable success with beach scenes and landscape in a modern and contemporary style.
Now working from his studio in Lancashire, he has become one of the most sought after artists and he is well represented in private galleries and collections throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.