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Every Day Art

I love to paint.  Since 2000, I’ve been experimenting and developing my skills and techniques. I find inspiration everywhere I look and I like to find the special things in the sights I see all around every day.   I have travelled extensively and lived in many different countries finding inspiration in the architecture, the people, the wildlife and the street life.

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About me...

An accidental artist.

I started painting after a friend (thanks Lynn) invited me to join her private watercolour classes, once a week in her Tehran  living room.  I became hooked and, despite a young family, challenging career and multiple international moves continued to experiment and practice.  I mainly paint in watercolour and ink.  I take multiple photographs, all the time, of everything,  from great sights to stray dogs and paint primarily from my photos.  I love architecture and often focus on houses and buildings.  At the end of the day - I love to paint - every day,  and many of the subjects I choose are every day objects - hence Every Day Art.

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“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before."

"Make good art!”

Neil Gaiman

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Arteast Exhibition, 
Orleans Public Library

April 4 to June 6, 2023

Come and see my pensive wood duck at this great exhibition.

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Arteast Awards Exhibition

March 27 to May 31, 2022

My Kingfisher has "Gone Fishing" in this great exhibition.


Florals 2021

John B. Aird Gallery

More than excited that my Geraniums were selected to be part of the online exhibition Florals 2021 at the John B. Aird Gallery.  Check it out - great art and music!


Sunnyside Ladies

July 2021

My ink sketch of some of the elegant old houses in our Ottawa neighbourhood is available in a silent auction for a good cause!!


Spring Fever

Thrilled that "Spring Fever" won second prize in the Ottawa Watercolour Society juried show.  You can see all of the great art at

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Contact me.

If you would like to buy my art or know more about it, or me, don't hesitate to get in touch .  I would love to hear from you.

Hilary Robinson

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