Hilary Burnett Cooper

Enjoying The Bay

Original acrylic on board

Image 19.25″ X 19.25″

Frame 28″ X 28″

artist: Hilary Burnett Cooper


Hilary started painting in a representational and exacting style covering local scenes and exhibiting in many galleries throughout Yorkshire and the North-West. Over the years however her style has developed and matured and she has adopted a more loose, contemporary approach.

Hilary started exhibiting and sold her first painting at the Yorkshire Artists Exhibition at the age of 17 in 1981. The early promise has led to great things, and her work is now sold across the country both through galleries and to her private and corporate collectors – the Halifax Building Society has a collection of 22 of her pieces. She has won numerous national awards including The Rexel prize, the Daler-Rowney award and the Clairefontaine award.

The use of light is hugely important in her works, whether it is the reflection on water, the glow of a content face or the landscape beyond, you really can imagine being within the piece of art.