Hilary Prince was born in South Africa and immigrated to Britain, and then to Canada. She began painting the Canadian landscape in 1982, and has exhibited her work regularly since then. She works in watercolour, oil, and occasionally in acrylic. In 1992 she won a commission for a large work for the River Valley Room at City Hall, Edmonton. Her work is in many public and private collections, including: Canada Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton City Hall, University of Alberta, University of Alberta Hospital, Athabasca University, MacEwan University, Fairmont Hotel Macdonal and Deloitte & Touche.