Barbara J. Hilts

Barbara's home and studio is in Tottenham, Ontario, just north of Toronto. She attended Sheridan School of Design and completed her arts education at the Ontario College of Art majoring in Textile Design. After graduating in 1986, she continued her studies in Textile Sciences at the University of Guelph.
While at O.C.A., Barbara was introduced to hand painted silk. Under the company name of Angles, she designed and produced silk scarves for the Canadian and U.S. markets.

After many years of developing the surface of cloth with colour and pattern, Barbara has been investigating different techniques in cloth manipulation, altering the cloth's surface with, colour and stitch.

Barbara has won several awards for her work in both countries and continues to exhibit her work in shows and galleries in Ontario.