Sylvia Hill

I am originally from Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. I work here in Bray. I have been practicing as a professional artist since 1992. I had my first exhibition at the Signal Arts Centre in 1993. During this time I worked with Signal at the Marino Clinic and taught adults/children in the old Signal at Albert Walk. I work in mixed media 2D, primarily in paint and print with some textile work. My themes are often memories, dreams and the unconscious. This work can be autobiographical. My Paintings explore Colour and the use of oil paint often using nature as a vehicle. Some of my work has a graphic quality, so I like to make prints a few times a year, generally etchings. I find the process in print fascinating. In fact the whole process or journey we take as artists is fascinating to me.

I started my art career at the Grennan Mill Craft School in Kilkenny in 1988 (1st Class Honours) and proceeded to study Fine Art at DLCAD from 1989-1992. I continued to study at night in NCAD, UCD and at the Blackchurch Print Studio. In 2016, I completed a Level 6 Textiles course in CIFE in Dundrum – Distinction. I studied for a BA Hons in Textiles Art and Artefact at NCAD in 2016- to complete. I have had 5 solo exhibitions including – The Courthouse Gallery in Tinahely 1999 and The Crow Gallery, Temple Bar 2008. I have exhibited in numerous jury selected shows such as Eigse Carlow, Mermaid Greenstar Bray, Iontas Sligo, Nua Art, Gorey and at The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon 2019. I was also selected for the Rua Red gallery in Tallaght for their Home and Displacement exhibition – 2023.

I was awarded residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in May, 1995 and at The Cill Rialaig artists retreat in 1997. I graduated with the RHA school, Dublin -2023 on their Diploma course in Painting and Drawing. I am currently studying painting with the Turps Correspondence course based in London for the next two years (2023-2025). I am a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland. Further details are to be found on my website at