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

See my galleries.
And a bit about my contributions to the art world:
  1. I coined the name Visual Complements to differentiate between visual and mixing complementary color pairs. See article Visual Complements
2. My lightfastness research showed that Aureolin PY40 is a defective paint, contrary to contemporaneous literature.
 
3. I developed a design to display Reflectance Curves that is of practical use to artists when mixing colors.
See article Reflectance Curves as from my Guide.
4. I’m the author of PORTRAITS Right from the Start , Watercolor Right from the StartHilary Page’s Guide to Watercolor Paints with FREE  online Updates  ,  and Color Right from the Start . Also of six DVDs and about 60 art magazine articles and still at it!
5. My paintings can be seen at galleries. An orderform is provided if you would like to make a purchase. Not all paintings are for sale.
 
Now!  Hot from the press!
 
Enjoy  my painting while traveling article and get some inspiration and tips for your own trips. And be entertained by my sometimes crazy adventures in Egypt, Peru, Mexico, China and more! The original article was published in the Artist Magazine February 2024.
 
 
My article of July 2024 in the Artist Magazine reviews the new Michael Harding Watercolours in which I describe how I test paints including testing for lightfastness and paint characteristics – Just as I did when testing the 2,000 watercolor paints for Hilary Page’s Guide to Watercolor Paints and updates. The cover of the July 2024 magazine is a pink flamingo so it’s easy to spot. It’s available at Barnes and Noble in the USA. I’ll be putting the article on this website in a month or so.
 
 
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HILARY PAGE framed by Lewis Armstrong Portrait & Figure Workshop Lubbock Texas October 2003: During the final critique of self portraits, 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 evening classes at the John Herron School of art. Later I taught elementary school in New York City! During a hiatus for marriage and children, I returned to my artwork.

In Houston, Texas I became known  for my acrylic murals in homes and businesses and was featured on several television shows in this regard. Simultaneously I began watercolor painting. For a time I served as Administrative Director for the Watercolor Art Society-Houston. I started teaching watercolor in the early 1980s. After the publication of my first book entitled Watercolor Right from the Start (1992) I began teaching workshops throughout the USA, Mexico, Canada, the Bahamas, France and England.

I have lived Houston, Texas, with my husband since 1971; and with the kids now grown and grand kids growing, I divide my time between painting, writing, and gardening!