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”




Vacation memories by Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre

This is what happens when you visit a beautiful place and you want it to stay forever in your memory!


Morning Light by Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre

Every morning, the first thing I do is check how the light is showing through the beautiful French doors of this 1920’s house.  It makes me happy to see how the sun reflects on the glass prism, the dispersive prism breaks the light up into the beautiful colors of the rainbow and makes the living room an enchanted place. I have loved color since I was a child, that’s probably the reason I love experimenting with colors on my palette and transferring to my canvas.  After all these years, I am still surprised by the beautiful colors of a finished painting!