Hilary Daltry - Printmaker

Hilary Daltry is a London based printmaker who’s specialism is woodcut prints. She is head of Printmaking at the independent Art School Heatherley’s in Chelsea.  She grew up in Cumbria and studied at Cumbria School of Art before attending the Slade School of Art and Chelsea School of Art as well as a year at the British School at Rome.  She is an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

‘Livia’s Garden’ by Hilary Daltry woodcut print 1995

‘Livia’s Garden’ by Hilary Daltry
woodcut print

Lisa: Why did you become an artist?

Hilary: I’ve always loved drawing and painting and could not have imagined doing anything else. I am a very visual person. It is my form of communication.

Lisa: Where do you do the majority of your work? What is the space like?  

Hilary: I work mostly from my studio at home. Often I draw and paint on my travels and in museums. Sketchbooks often contain the germ of prints worked up in the studio later. I have a large north-facing room with good natural light, full of art books, a wide range of still life items from natural objects to terracotta heads, my plan chests, easels, an etching press and a large table where I hand print my woodcut prints. The garden is my outdoor studio in the summer.

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