Hilary is originally from Wallasey, Merseyside and moved to Nottingham when she was nine. Since retiring, she has discovered a new way of observing life through taking photographs. Hillary loves art and used to go to many galleries with her husband. She particularly loves Vermeer's use of vibrant ultramarine blue and depiction of light to draw the viewer on a journey through the painting, also the rich, vibrant colours and mosaic feel to Klimt's work.