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THE HARBOUR GALLERY IN PORTSCATHO PIONEERS CONTRIBUTION BUYING SERVICE

One of Hilary’s works, Boatman’s Shelter (above), was recently bought by a client using an innovative “contribution buying” service exclusive to The Harbour Gallery, Cornwall. It gives friends the chance to “group purchase” a piece of art. If someone has a birthday, wedding or a special occasion, their friends choose of the Harbour Gallery’s pieces and pay a deposit to keep it to one side. Friends are then sent a link enabling them to contribute to the piece securely. Once contributions have reached the price of the work, it’s dispatched swiftly and safely. “If you don’t reach the precise sum in the generously allocated amount of time, you’ll either be given the option to make up the total yourself, or decline the sale and we’ll return every penny of your contributor’s money back to them in full,” says gallery owner Mark Hatwood. “Alternatively, keep the money with us to purchase something else at a later date. Contribution buying is an excellent way to make art affordable and to make sure you get the perfect gift for your celebration.”

HILARY PROVIDES FOUR PICTURES FOR A REVOLUTIONARY NEW 'SPASHELL' SPA AT FISHMORE HALL, A BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN LUDLOW, SHROPSHIRE

Hilary was recently asked by SPAshell™ to make four pictures for the four treatment rooms in a pioneering new spa at Fishmore Hall, a boutique hotel in Ludlow. The pictures went on display on 1st November 2016, when the spa opened. She also provided the artwork for the treatment room doors. The four works are 'Jack and Jill Wall', 'April Magic', 'Low Tide at Holkham' and 'Groyne Tops at Hunstanton'. SPAshell™ is 'the world's first modular spa solution for the luxury hotel and wellness market'. It is the brainchild of leading spa design consultancy Spa Creators and uses the latest eco-modular construction techniques. A full working spa is built off site and delivered, ready to operate.

HILARY TAKES PART IN ‘MEET THE ARTIST’, FISHERMAN’S SHELTER, PORTSCATHO, CORNWALL

Hilary returned to the Fisherman’s Shelter, on the quayside in Portscatho, Cornwall, at the end of May as part of The Harbour Gallery's Meet The Artist summer series of exhibitions. In her most successful Shelter exhibition yet, she sold a range of her work, including box-framed and framed pictures, as well as mounted prints and cards. People travelled from far and wide for drinks on Tuesday 31st May at what must one of the quirkiest and best appointed exhibition spaces in Britain. The Cornish weather held, the Prosecco flowed and pictures were bought.

HILARY WINS TATAMS COMPETITION, PORTSCATHO, CORNWALL

Hilary has just won a competition in Cornwall to provide artwork for Tatams, a new coffee and pizza bar in Portscatho, Cornwall. Run by the same team behind Portscatho's acclaimed beach eaterie, The Hidden Hut, Tatams is located on the slipway in the popular Cornish village and just around the corner from The Harbour Gallery, which oversaw the competition. Hilary won with her proposal to provide three large (60cms x 90cms) plywood panels depicting, in close up, the fading painted walls of a beach house in Delaware, America. The panels are now hanging on the main back wall behind the baristas and will be there until 2017. “The off white colours of the beach house in Delaware seem to complement the wooden tones of the Tatam’s building,” says Hilary, who delivered the panels in time for Easter. “It was great to see the panels in position.” Hilary wins a year of free coffee and some wonderful exposure throughout the summer, when the seaside village is very busy. The competition was open to all artists who exhibit at The Harbour Gallery.