A Dream Come True / by Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre

It all started about six months ago when I was asked to paint a painting for the cover of The Montecito Magazine, which would be featuring an article about the new Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel in Montecito, Santa Barbara.


I was so excited when I received the call… would you like to be our cover artist for the Spring/Summer issue?  

It was a mix of happiness and feeling scared! What a challenge! Everything had to be according to their specifications.

I am so happy I accepted the challenge and in the meantime, I got to meet wonderful people like Christine Flannery, Story Editor and Nancy Ransohoff, the free-lance writer with whom it was so easy to talk to Our interview lasted more than the regular 45 minutes..

This had been a dream of mine since I moved to the US and started painting… “I want to be on the Montecito Magazine one day”!   

I am telling you… I think it is very powerful what our hearts project… Believe in your dreams!

The new issue of the Montecito Magazine has an article “My Miramar Beach”, where several of my paintings are featured. And, it also has an article about my art “Storyteller Inspired by Nature”