“Art feeds my soul and nature is my inspiration. Nature challenges me to try and capture that special emotion I feel at what I am seeing, a challenge that excites me and one that never ends.”
Hildy Smith has been painting since she was a child — starting with a scholarship to the Ryerson Children’s Art Program in Toronto and continued with tutoring and mentorship under various accomplished artists, such as George Gibson, Jack Reid, and many others over the years. You never stop learning as an artist.
Smith’s medium of choice has always been oils, but has worked in watercolour and more recently in acrylic. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the North York Arts Council and a member of the Scarborough Arts Council and the Cedar Ridge Centre for the Arts. Smith has participated in various juried shows in Toronto, the Pauline McGibbon
Cultural Centre, and various others over the years.
Her work is part of private collections in Alberta, Ireland, and here in
Ontario. After a hiatus of a few years, Smith has once again indulged in her passion for painting and working in acrylics.