Barry Hilton was born in 1941 in Manchester.
Whilst having no formal training, he moved to Cornwall in 1979 where the experience of working alongside a group of extremely active artists helped in the development of his artistic abilities.
This is a story of continuing development. He was told that “selling and success are synonymous” and should this be true then he could certainly be called successful.
His love of nostalgia which he captures in his paintings of Gas Light Streets and Marine scenes are much sought after and are well represented in private galleries throughout the UK.
However Barry refuses to be stereotyped and has recently had considerable success with beach scenes and still life, painted in a very modern style.