The Great Spirit and all the creatures in nature communicate to us in our daily lives, but we must be perceptive to the messages and signs that they hold. Native American culture and values have long resonated with me because of their deep emphasis on respect, appreciation and preservation of nature’s eco-systems. My process is deeply spiritual and my work is an expression of prayer, depicting organic images as sacred artifacts and communicating earth’s cyclical and ever-evolving patterns, leading viewers to feel the healing power and spiritual guidance of nature. Human civilization has a moral obligation to take an active role in the environmental crisis our planet is facing. My hope is to sensitize people to these challenges and emphasize the crucial need for each of us to re-consider our every day actions, which leave a permanent footprint behind and disturb the earth’s natural rhythms.

>> Hilary “Scout” Wootton

May 13, 2013

New Website!!!

This blog is no longer in use.
Please visit my website for up-to-date works and information!


August 3, 2012

T.shirt Designs

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Mojo Stone's new band t.

July 1, 2012


Portion of proceeds from this show will help support the 
When we realize our kinship with other life forms, we rediscover our natural, wilder selves.

The Fund for Wild Nature, established in 1982, invests in cutting-edge grassroots organizations and innovative conservation efforts that meet emerging needs for protecting biodiversity and wilderness.
The Fund for Wild Nature believes that healthy ecosystems are too essential to be sacrificed. Increasingly rare, wild areas constitute the main reservoirs of biodiversity, and provide key spiritual and scientific reference points for our understanding of the planet's wondrous cycles of birth, life, death and decay.
The Board's ideology is rooted in biocentrism and the belief that the human experience has become increasingly distressed as society has disconnected from Nature and attempted to control natural systems for shortsighted consumption. We may perceive comfort and convenience, but the waste we leave degrades our quality of life and inflicts a great deal of suffering on the other life with which we share the Earth.

May 16, 2012

GALLERY 39 Opening Reception.



Meet the five Inaugural Artists
Andrew Kasiske ∞ Ginny Gutierrez ∞ Ginny Liskow
Hilary Wootton ∞ Star Higgins

Enjoy an evening of Art, Music, Conversation & Refreshments
39 E. Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre
Friday May 11th, between 6 & 9 pm


April 27, 2012

March 29, 2012


Cover Artwork
Acrylic on wood panel.

Back of Album
Artifacts: Grizzly bear claw, horse shoe with succulent,
compass, turquoise & coral ring, crystal and mineral.

Inside the album
Photograph by Amanda Bjorn.

CD design : rattlesnake vertebrate.


Gallery 39 is a new gallery space located at 39 E. Montecito Avenue in
Sierra Madre, CA. Owned & operated by Andrew Kasiske of AKAFotographix.
His studio space is just behind the gallery!
Getting Gallery 39 up and running...

Andrew commissioned me to paint his new sign.
We chose a craftsman style font, which ties into the history
of Sierra Madre and surrounding areas.

After cleaning the wall and laying out the
text, I primed it with layers of gesso..

The empty and freshly painted gallery.

Some of my work, along with Andrew's photographs and the work
of other local artists is currently on display at Gallery 39.

February 9, 2012

Zapotec Rug Mural at Juan A Salon!

Zapotec Rug
Original Concept Design ©
by Hilary Wootton
Commissioned by Juan of Juan A Salon

First, we had the floor sanded down to create a fresh painting surface.

Then color mixing and vacuuming debris that could settle into the paint.

Next, I painted the base coat, which I mixed with gesso to prime the surface.

Once the base coat was dry, I was ready to draw out the design.

And started applying color...

Creating texture for realism.

Final outlining of the design.

And the final painting step.

After all the painting was complete, we had the floor stained and varnished to protect the mural.