Bo Hilton trained in Brighton in the 1980s and has subsequently enjoyed a successful career as an artist, alongside running a gallery. Having trained with the academic artist Ken Howard RA, Bo’s work is informed by his understanding of the relationship between colour and tone.
Bo has recently returned to live and work in Penzance; his father was the St Ives artist Roger Hilton and this goes some way to explain the Cornish influence in his work.
Nowadays, Bo paints full time and concentrates on the tradition of colour field painting (where the colour is as much the subject as any more figurative reference). His aim is for the viewer to be able to enjoy the painting on a formal level of colour, shape and tone before it reveals itself to be anything more – for example a landscape or still life within an interior. Bo's work is on the border of abstraction and figuration.