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South Downs Heritage Centre

Artists & Makers

We have been farming with Highland Cattle for 28 years. They are wonderful cattle to work with - lovely temperament, very hardy with a thick winter coat, great mothers and long lived. And of course, very picturesque, which is why I enjoy painting and drawing them so much.  Its great having the stars of the paintings just outside the back door!

We do become very attached to our cattle and I am sure you can understand why.
 
I work mostly in soft pastels on slightly textured paper, or with quality artists' acrylic on canvas. Many of my canvasses are quite large with 4cm deep edges, and the painting continues over the sides. So it means you can hang the painting instantly on the wall without having to think about framing and the extra cost. However, you can still frame your picture if you prefer.

I started painting very seriously a few years ago, and have been delighted with the response - with art work going to buyers throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.  

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Hilary Barker

Medium(s):

Pastels, Acrylics

Hilary Barker

Medium(s):

Pastels, Acrylics

We have been farming with Highland Cattle for 28 years. They are wonderful cattle to work with - lovely temperament, very hardy with a thick winter coat, great mothers and long lived. And of course, very picturesque, which is why I enjoy painting and drawing them so much.  Its great having the stars of the paintings just outside the back door!

We do become very attached to our cattle and I am sure you can understand why.
 
I work mostly in soft pastels on slightly textured paper, or with quality artists' acrylic on canvas. Many of my canvasses are quite large with 4cm deep edges, and the painting continues over the sides. So it means you can hang the painting instantly on the wall without having to think about framing and the extra cost. However, you can still frame your picture if you prefer.

I started painting very seriously a few years ago, and have been delighted with the response - with art work going to buyers throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.  

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Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 (Browsing from 10:00) 

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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The South Downs Heritage Centre is located at South Downs Nurseries, part of the Tates of Sussex Garden Centre Group