On New Year’s Day 1994, Hilario faced the monolithic stone temples of Monument Valley, Arizona and recognized for the first time his true nature. He returned home two days later and began to paint. As an Arizona native with a rich ethnic heritage consisting of Aztec and German from his maternal side, and Yaqui Indian and Austrian from his paternal side, Hilario always identified with the spirit of the American Southwest. This unique identity became evident with his earlier paintings.
Hilario believes that, as an artist, he must be free to explore all directions and materials to bring forth his creativity. In order to successfully create a piece of art, he must seek out and interpret all the influences that pass through his conscious and subconscious self. These influences, what he calls the ethereal chaos of his spirit, allow him an endless flow of creativity and give his art authority and truthfulness.
Hilario was drawn to acrylics as his medium, which allowed him to experiment with color and form. He studied the work of master artists, in particular Gerhard Richter and Dan Namingha, to develop and perfect his technique.
Hilario’s work has been featured in many museum and gallery shows around the country. Hilario’s work has also been acquired by POZITIF, Turkey's leading live entertainment company, which has been in operation in complimentary fields of the music and entertainment industry since 1989. POZITIF promotes live events, manages event venues, runs a record label, publishes CDs & magazines, and broadcasts an Internet radio station group under the Babylon imprint.