Welcome to Pattersand Press

Hilary is a professional author and illustrator of children’s books. She was born in a small village called Hutton, near Preston in Lancashire. Hilary has held a number of major art exhibitions all of which were reviewed by the national press. She has professionally illustrated for Royle Cards London and for Smith and Settle Publishers, Otley. She has taught both English and Art & Design in schools and colleges, including individual tuition of phonics to children who suffer from Dyslexia. She paints oil paintings with a palette knife of various cityscapes and landscapes. She is married with two children.

Hilary’s paintings are striking and unique, reflecting landscapes, salmon leaping falls, trees, mountains, wildlife and nature

NEW: Between Land and Light: Nature through the Eyes of Two Artists

This nature book has more than 250 images of natural wildlife in it including, birds, landscapes, animals, reptiles, butterflies, seascapes and flowers in the form of photographs or paintings. It also has some of Hilary’s poetry in it. It is a treasure book. 

Read more about ‘Between Land and Light’