PERSONAL STATEMENT

I worked as an illustrator of childrenís educational books in Edinburgh and York. Drawing, primarily with coloured pencils, was fundamental to my career and to my practice.

Since moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 2007 I have enjoyed the liberation of working without the constraints of client briefs and my work has consequently become more experimental. My subject matter is fabric as I have always been fascinated by its rich folds, gatherings and patterning.

At present I am developing work that extends the possibilities of both my subject matter and of the drawing process; by combining drawing with assemblage, collage and printmaking, and by collaging directly with found fabric materials.

I am very happy to accept commissions for both illustrations and drawings. To buy any books/illustrations/artwork, please contact me by telephone or email. General comments are also welcome.



Tel: +44 (0)1556 504964
Email: hilarymcelderry@gmail.com