Hilary Morley is a mixed media and graphic artist working with charcoal, acrylic paint and collage. Her approach to creativity as a child, and years promoting/curating craft objects has influenced the way that she makes work. She draws and paints in the traditional manner, though likes to stretch it in terms of size and ambition. She collects old maps, books, and photos to create contemporary collage, both physically and digitally.
She relishes living in the suburbs of West Galway; her proximity to the sea, the ever-changing landscape and vibrant population. Saddened by the undervaluing of native architecture, be it rural or suburban, she records declining places; subsistence fields with their traditional walled gardens, bent trees and stone buildings.
She has been selected for exhibitions at Glór Ennis, the Galway Arts Centre, Oughterard Courthouse, Saolta Arts and as part of Galway International and Clifden Arts Festivals. She is a curator of fine craft and edits an online journal called making.ie