“I enjoy her illustrations very much, an intriguing sense of a larger narrative going on behind odd little fragments. I particularly like the interventions on found imagery, playful and strange, as fun to paint I imagine as they are to look at...”
“There is something quite fantastical and a little bit dark lurking in Hayley's work that I think elevates it beyond the simplified notion of 'illustration'. Surface images that might otherwise seem inviting, have an other-wordly quality that take them places beyond the image in front of us. There is an inherent sense of wonderment in much of the work that eludes to childlike innocence, though the presence of darkness and the corrupt is never far away."
"At every crossroads in life we hear little voices. The loudness of life muffles them sometimes, but they’re still there - listen.
One voice is fear and one voice is love. Trust Love. He will take you where you need to be. Look for the love, and the wonder of childhood in everything life throws your way. Recognise it and create it.
That is what I believe life is about.
My art is really a by-product of me figuring out which voice is which and making sense of the world around me. I hope that through my art you may enjoy the wonder of childhood and learn to listen to your little voice. Remember: trust love and ignore fear (fear is bad)..."
"My ‘inner voices’ drive me to make art, both on a practical level but also on an emotional level. I find the process of creating like a type of therapy, to help me figure out my thoughts, emotions and doubts. When people connect with my art, they can feel the same kind of resolution and happiness too."