Hi! I’m Hillary Holt.

I’m an artist, illustrator and surface designer based in beautiful Barcelona. I create artwork and products with bright, vibrant colours, inspired by the natural world, botanicals and pop culture.

I’m originally from Australia but now live in Barcelona with my husband, two sons, and two cats. Barcelona has a long, enduring history of art, design, architecture and visual arts, and I just love being in amongst it all.

Watercolour is my main medium of choice because you have to work quickly and commit! As the paper dries, it’s next to impossible to correct mistakes. From carefully planning a piece to setting the water and pigment loose on paper often leads to the unexpected. These happy accidents inspire new ideas for my work.

What inspires me to create art? In life I have learnt to celebrate the highs and recognise that the lows aren’t forever. Embracing life’s challenges and choosing to be happy in the face of adversity is important. I paint because it makes me happy and I hope my work brings a smile to your face and inspires you to share my work with your friends and family.

Throughout my career as a graphic designer, being able to hold a tangible representation of your work in your hands was a feeling like no other. That’s why I make products with a practical purpose - to bring something unique, made with love to the every day.

I’m always looking for new projects, collaborations and opportunities to connect with people. Let’s stay in touch!