Since I moved to Exmoor twenty years ago I have developed a reputation as one of the artists best able to portray the Moor in its variety of moods, seasonal colours and subtle light. My work has been commissioned worldwide for private and corporate collections including Shell Oil, Marks and Spencer, National Westminster Bank, Orient Express and Intercontinental and Hilton Hotels. I am also a regular exhibitor and prize winner in major shows in the UK as well as in Europe, Japan and America.


When my first book "KEN HILDREW'S EXMOOR" was so well received, I felt prompted to do another. Any communicator likes to feel that he is in touch with his public. To do so in my case, is a privilege.

The book published in paperback is available for purchase by post for £12 plus £3.50 P&P or from local stores in the region.


Following on from my very successful "An Artist on Exmoor" exhibition at Christmas, my work can be permanently viewed at the Exmoor Gallery, Photoscene, The Square, South Molton from Saturday 14 July, when it officially opens.

Before Exmoor

I began my formal training at the Woolwich School of Art and with the River Thames on my doorstep this allowed me to develop my passion for art with a subject alive with activity. Much water has passed under the bridge since then, and my skills have grown ever since culminating in my move to Exmoor where the beauty and atmosphere of this part of the world transfixed me. I had come home...

Exmoor - A Passion Revealed

I moved to the West Country in 1984 to start a new life. Here I had continual inspiration on my doorstep: wilderness, luminosity of light and the colours of Sickert, greys, greens, browns and ochres. I fell in love with this area...

Paintings Commissioned and Purchased by

Lord and Lady Ackland | Sir Ranulph Ffiennes | Sir Richard Swimburne | Bishop of Bath & Wells | Frank van Court Esq | Professor H Mansell | Mr and Mrs Noel Edmonds | Mr Nigel Mansell | Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, London W1 | Hilton Hotel, London W1 | Inn-On-The-Park, London W1 | Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh | Crest Hotel Group | Trust House Forte | Shell Oil | John Lewis Partnership | Marks and Spencers PLC | National Westminster Bank PLC | Consolidated Utilities | Dresner Bank | Bass Charrington | Watney Mann | Virgin Atlantic Airways | Irish Airways | Scottish Tourist Board | Taylor's Solicitors | Art for Offices | Project Art | Orient Express Ferry and more