Hilary Clarcq is an illustrator and gallery artist. Her oil paintings often favor symbolism over literal narrative, and they tend to have a surreal or dreamlike quality. She has exhibited with galleries such as Abend Gallery, Helikon Gallery, and Every Day Original, and her paintings are collected internationally. Her work has been recognized by Spectrum Fantastic Art, Illustration West, and Infected by Art. She was the recipient of the Muddy Colors Rising Stars Award in 2019 and the Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist in 2021.