In 2009, while floating in a boat down the sacred Ganges River through Varanasi at dawn I was hit by an epiphany: I need to make my art with dye on silk.  I had no knowledge of or experience with silk painting.  I spent the next year in India researching and practicing this new art form.  

This revelation was a gift.  Though I had been a professional artist for ten years, illustrating books and painting murals all over the United States, silk painting truly defined my work.  I went on to master the medium; doing unheard of things with silk and dye.  

I apprenticed under fashion designer Marta Kappl and sold countless one of a kind wearable art pieces all over the country and world in shows, boutiques and galleries.

My work on silk is functional fine art.  I have decided to specialize in drapes, curtains, tapestries and veils; using this medium in a way where it is treasuredbeyond fashion and opening the way for me to offer the height of my abilities to the lives of my collectors.

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Learn more about me and see the rest of my work at www.erinhilleary.com

Erin Hilleary-Contemporary Silk Artist

Veil Window

Hand-Painted Silk Drapes, Tapestries and Veils