Hilary Yafai
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Places: Lake district, the beach, Greece, Venice, my bed.

Things: sleeping, travelling, shopping, cooking, not always in that order though.
Artists: Angie Lewin, Elaine Pamphillon, Jane Askey.
Food & drink: Fresh Kalamata black olives and some feta cheese. And anything spicy/aromatic always goes down well too. G & T or homemade Damson brandy. 
Films: Shrek, Chocolat, The Wicker Man.
Books: Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The original Moomins, Watership Down, One Day.



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Having studied surface pattern Hilary graduated from Staffordshire University in 1989 and after holding various positions such as ceramic designer, interior designer and greetings designer she has now returned to her roots in Cumbria. She lives with her husband and 2 young sons.


Hilary is influenced by current interior trends and is passionate about colour and pattern. She loves thai food, exploring new places and lots of sleep as well as spending precious time with her family.


Hilary hails from the beautiful Lake District where she comes from a family of generations of traditional painters and sculptors


As well as using traditional methods of painting and illustration herself, she also increasingly enjoys using digital methods to produce deigns for greetings, wrap and kitchenware items.


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